Thursday, June 09, 2005

Internet Cigarettes

We commend Congressman John McHugh from upstate New York who has introduced a bill that would prevent the US Postal Service from delivering untaxed cigarettes by mail. The congressman estimates that the state is losing around $1.6 billion a year in revenue. All of this, of course, devolves from the Governor's failure to insure that Indian tobacco retailers charge tax on cigarettes when selling to non-Indians.