Quote of the Day

“Those who drink vodka, who smoke — they help out the state more. if you smoke a pack of cigarettes — it means you contribute more money to solving social problems.”

— Russian Finance Minister Andrei Makarov

If one accepts this logic, then it would seem that all these little twerps who’re preening about “clean air” and banning smoking at the UO are actually just perpetuating social injustice by trying to end smoking and thereby depriving the state of much needed tax dollars while simultaneously demanding the state actually spend more money on health care and “assistance” for people trying to quit smoking.

Maybe, instead of clamoring for Obama to levy an envy tax on the rich, these little statists could just take up smoking.


2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 2 Vincent
    December 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    One can level a lot of serious criticisms at the Russian government. But you really kind of have to admire their practical approach to certain questions.

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