Kansas Governor Introduces ‘Sin Tax’ on Alcohol, Cigarettes and Tobacco to Fix State’s Budget Woes
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback correctly identified Kansas’ and America’s economic concerns as having one common source: a crisis of morality.
Under the reign of Barack Obama, sinners have benefited and been allowed to break all sorts of Biblical edict: gays are allowed to be merry, abortions are at an all time high, terrorists are feeling enabled, lazy people are getting Obamacare and 40-swigging thugs are being treated like martyr heroes.
All of these things are allowing America’s moral majority to feel burdened. Not until leaders step up and say ‘enough is enough’ and this country gets back to its Christian tradition and Godly heritage will we ever see Reagan-era prosperity again.
Governor Brownback’s plan in Kansas is brilliant. He’s identified the sinful substances of alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco and put them into a Catch-22 relationship with their consumers.
Brownback is going to slap a sin tax on these sinful substances that will net Kansas over $100 million per year. The brilliant plan is a Catch 22 because if people balk and don’t by these things, they won’t be drunk deadbeat fathers or smokers who are increasing every one else’s risk of lung cancer.
This will put these people on the path to success and employment, which will also benefit Kansas. Even if some stubborn holdouts travel to Missouri to buy their booze and cigs, they will be taking their sin elsewhere. Kansas still wins.
If all states follow Brownback’s lead, they will either get more tax revenue off sinful, unnecessary vices that only Satan’s FDA approves for consumption, or they will make it too expensive for poor sinners to afford these vices and they will turn away from them, putting them onto the path of employment, clarity and salvation.