An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The state Revenue Department says agents monitoring traffic across state borders have seized more than 31,000 packs of cigarettes since September.
The seizures are part of a heightened enforcement program launched because Tennessee’s cigarette tax is now higher than all neighboring states’.
Tennessee’s tax on each pack of cigarettes jumped from 20 cents to 62 cents in July.
State law only allows people to bring up to two cartons – or 20 packs – into Tennessee.
Agents seized 8,104 packs in December, which was down from the 11,567 packs seized the month before.
Don’t the cops have any REAL criminals to deal with, like say, in the Capital building in Nashville? How about illegals invading the state? Odds are, if the weasels in Nashville hadn’t decided to raise the flippin’ tax, they wouldn’t be wasting even more money on catching those evil smokers. I wonder how the tax hike compares to the bucks spent on catching said ‘criminals’ comes out, not to mention the loss of state revenue?