Saturday, March 14, 2009

TFP Column: SCHIP II - A Fool's Bargain

I believe that it's no coincidence that SCHIP II, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, will go into effect on April 1st.  For a stogie smoking Curmudgeon, this will mean substantially higher taxes on cigarettes and cigars in the days ahead; and in spite of what the government keeps telling us, I doubt that there will be much in health benefits that come out of it.

I therefore believe that "SCHIP II (is) A Fool's Bargain".  But hey, don't let the dirty trick that the government is playing on me ruin your week.  And the best way to cheer yourself up and find out what's going on is to spend some time with this week's Toledo Free Press.

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