March 30, 2009, - 2:40 pm
Shukran [Thanks], Obama: New Huge Barack Cigarette Tax is Boon to S-CHIP and . . . Hezbo/HAMAS Terror Finance
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Federal cigarette taxes are the financing of Islamic terrorist groups from the pockets of America’s working class. That’s why I call it the Cigarette Terrorist Transfer Tax.
We know who smokes in America: largely, the working class and the underclass. We know who uses ciggie taxes to make mega-profits in smuggling schemes: Hezbollah. And HAMAS has lately gotten in on the act, too.
And thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and his new federal cigarette taxes, their frontier in cigarette smuggling prospects just got a whole lot rosier.
Soon after taking office, Obama signed into law a new federal cigarette tax increase to finance the expansion of SCHIP, the giant child health care insurance. The increase goes into effect Wednesday.
With his new tax increase on cigarettes, the per pack tax on cigarettes climbs to $1.01 on Wednesday. The increase, from 39 cents per pack, is the largest federal cigarette tax increase in U.S. history. This makes it really ripe for another set of HAMAS and Hezbollah cigarette smuggling scams. At over $1 per pack to be made–and that’s not including state taxes–that’s a whole lotta Hezbollah profit for a van load of full o’ smuggled smokes.
Now, normally, Hezbollah and HAMAS operatives figure out which state has the highest cigarette taxes, like, say, Michigan. And they figure out which state has the lowest taxes, like, say, North Carolina (which at one time–in the ’90s–had a low cigarette tax). And they rent trucks and vans and drive loads and loads of cigarette cartons from the low-tax state to sell ’em in the high-tax state to collect a profit.
So, you ask, how could they do this with a federal tax, which is nationwide?
Very easily. You see, in the past, Hezbollah partnered with Indian tribes, where they don’t have federal or state or any kind of taxes. And they buy the cartons of cigarettes from the Indian Tribes. In the 1990s and even well after 9/11, Lebanese Muslims connected with Michigan obtained cigarettes from both the Seneca and Cattaraugus Indian Reservations in upstate New York. In the case of the Seneca Tribe, they had the active participation of tribe members, with some of the Seneca women “marrying” the Hezbollah men as common-law wives. The Senecas burned down the smoke house and pretended that the cigarettes the Hezbos smuggled for sale into Michigan, burned down in the smoke house.
They did this before. And they can do it again. And this time, you can thank Barack Obama and S-CHIP. Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of Muslims going to visit Indian reservations in the coming months.
The bad habits of America’s working and lower classes financing and expansion of child insurance welfare (of which many Hezbo-loving Muslims in Michigan are taking advantage) . . . and Islamic terrorism.
Alhamdillullah [Praise allah]. What a country.
If you smoke and want to save 62 cents per pack and simultaneously deny Islamic terrorists a funding source, best to stock up now (and try to quit smoking afterward).
America’s national security . . . up in smoke (and cigarette taxes).