House Democrats Sneak Vape Tax Into Spending Bill

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley press conference via Ilhan Omar's Congressional Office

A new vape tax will target poor Americans. Democrats recently snuck the measure into the $1.85 trillion spending bill.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

House Democrats on Wednesday added a tax on vapes to their $1.85 trillion Build Back Better Act, which experts say would target poor Americans and boost a dangerous black market.

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The plan would tax vape products at a rate of $50.33 for every 1,810 milligrams of nicotine they contain. If passed, the tax would make vapes more expensive than cigarettes, which are taxed on a per-product basis. The tax would disproportionately hurt poor Americans, who are more likely to use vape products. President Joe Biden has pledged to not tax anyone who makes less than $400,000.

House Democrats had scrapped an earlier plan to tax all tobacco products in order to pay for Biden’s trillion dollar spending bill. Tim Andrews, director of consumer issues at Americans for Tax Reform, said Democrats reintroduced a nicotine tax to pay for their proposed State and Local Tax reduction, a $500 billion tax cut for the wealthy.

“This is literally a case of reverse Robin Hood,” Andrews told the Washington Free Beacon. “This is taking from the poor to give to the rich.”

Experts argue that taxing vape products will push consumers to more dangerous forms of tobacco, like cigarettes.

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William Petite
William Petite
26 days ago

It’s only the start. Remember, Biden said it wouldn’t cost us anything, 0 dollars. They have to get the money somewhere, and they are going to need a lot more, there is only One place they can get it form, Us. But this is all they know, Social Programs, the more the better for them, have us all depend on them, and only them. Open up the Keystone Pipe Line, gas prices will go down, they can’t do that, only know how to shut it down. Open boarders, spread Covid again all over the country, illegals don’t need to be vax, only American born citizens, and God help them if they don’t. They are right on track to destroy this country.

Rick
Rick
26 days ago

Some folks are surprized by this, but everyone of them knew going into the elections that if a demonRAT , ANY DEMONRAT won, there would be more taxes, less liberty and more division,…. It’s what they do,….
it’s what they have Always done,….

William Petite
William Petite
26 days ago
Reply to  Rick

And on top of that Biden was showing signs of Dementia. They vote for them because they think they will get Free Stuff. Nothing is Free. and they will take away more than they ever give,

Blueberry
Blueberry
26 days ago
Reply to  Rick

Yep. Biden even said he was going to raise taxes. Now we will have higher taxes and sky high inflation. And everything is going to get worse. Allies hate us, our enemies eye weakness and are emboldened. People didn’t like Trump? Well now we have an administration who does not care about America at all.
Trump was America first. Buyers remorse people? Now it is too late.

Recce1
Recce1
26 days ago

I realize it’s perhaps harsh, but I hope that the socialist Democrats through their increasing taxes, pork-barreling, and corrupt unsustainable infrastructure bill; along with their attempts to restrict movement and control citizens; to cripple major sections of the economy through irresponsible regulations and restrictions; and their smuggling in illegal, often unvaccinated and ill, aliens, bring on a SERIOUS recession – or worse.

Sadly, Americans need to learn the HARD way what these seditionist socialists are attempting; to install a socialist welfare nanny one-party authoritarian CENTRAL government. They want to fundamentally change the USA into the USSA.

Then it’ll be time to truly RESIST federal tyranny by dusting off the Declaration, taking it to heart with a vengeance, and restoring the nation to a REPUBLIC with an exegetically interpreted Constitution and a free market capitalist economy with true Contract Law. It’s time to reignite the Beacon of Light on a Hill. We must heed Benjamin Franklin’s admonition that those who’d trade essential liberties for temporary security deserve NEITHER liberty NOR security.

So we MUST as Jefferson said, bind the federal (the CENTRAL BEHEMOTH) with the (HEAVY) chains of the Constitution. If it means as Jefferson said, watering the Tree of Liberty, so be it.

William Petite
William Petite
26 days ago
Reply to  Recce1

I pray and hope you are right, but we are dealing with a very large uneducated population, history is filled with these failed states, with the same promises, with results of millions of dead. The main reason, why they want open boarders, less educated citizens, people in a desperate state, all needing a handout, that is the only means they have. Today, Corp. America has joined forces with them. It’s destined to fail, they all do, but with a lot suffering.

TrojanDiaperStud
26 days ago

Alot of vapers, are true blue Dems. So vapers, vape up! Brandon needs your money. You might have to ask mommy for an allowance raise! You voted for the poopy garbage. Enjoy.

Jawad
Jawad
26 days ago

They may generate less revenue than they figure: watch the vaper dopers self-destruct.

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