We warned the DFL. ”Go ahead – raise cigarette taxes – the most regressive tax there is. Watch what happens. People will go out of their way to avoid paying the tax. Just you watch!”
And the DFLers – and their camp followers in the local Sorosphere – assured the,selves “Naw! People won’t drive miles out of their way for…cigarettes. No way. It people aren’t that manic about not paying for A Better Minnesota”
But at a price break of almost two bucks a pack? Of course they are.
FARGO (KFGO-AM) – If you’re a smoker living in Minnesota near the North Dakota border, you’ve undoubtedly discovered that you can save a lot by driving a little. Since Minnesota’s cigarette tax jumped by around $1.50 a pack on July 1st, tobacco wholesalers have noticed a dramatic drop in sales.
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