I would like to tell letter writer Hogan Shell that I would smoke a log if I could get it lit.
Taxes on tobacco, especially cigarettes, have sky-rocketed, thanks to President Barack Obama and Congressman Mike Rogers, to pay for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Mr. Shell, along with other non-tobacco users, hasn’t paid one cent to support SCHIP.
I am 73 and have smoked for 55 years, and I may not be here much longer to pay for SCHIP. Parents will soon need to encourage their children to use tobacco if SCHIP is to be funded in the future.
I could write a full page in Speak Out on this subject, but perhaps it will suffice to say that all of these do-gooders should mind their own affairs and leave everyone else alone.
Gene W. Bradford