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Die Fidel Castro, Die: America’s 20,000 Per Cent Tobacco Tax

by | 17th, July 2007

FIDEL Castro must die. So must we all (save for Joan Rivers, natch.). But when Castro goes, Cuba will change. And Americans will be able to smoke Cuban cigars. And avoid 20,000 per cent tobacco tax :

Eric Newman punches the numbers on his calculator and gapes at the results one more time.

It’s no mathematical error: The federal government has proposed raising taxes on premium cigars, the kind Newman’s family has been rolling for decades in Ybor City, by as much as 20,000 percent.

As part of an increase in tobacco taxes

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