The Left and the poor

Andy Matthews

The Las Vegas Review-Journal editorializes today on President Obama's abandonment of his pledge to implement tax increases only on "the rich."

Says the R-J:

On Wednesday, a bill earlier signed by President Obama took effect, raising the federal tax on cigarettes by more than 60 percent, to a whopping $1.01 a pack.

And if there's one tax that disproportionately affects the poor, this is it.

Earlier this week, NPRI's own Victor Joecks weighed in on efforts here in Nevada to raise the so-called "sin" taxes that disproportionately punish lower-income individuals.

It's a good thing the Left's compassion for "the poor" is a well-established, indisputable fact. Otherwise, folks might begin to wonder.