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The “sin” tax, often the easiest to hike without much ridicule, might be on the horizon for Georgians. The increase is being talked about: from 37 cents to $1.37 on all cigarettes. This tax hike might solicit a lot of “it’s for the children” talk, but as Bob Barr puts it, “Invoking the “it’s for the children” rhetoric in any public crusade attracts support, but whether or not cigarette taxes deter youth from smoking is not clear. According to the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan think tank, young people are just as likely to buy a pack of cigarettes after as before a tax hike.”
Not much has deterred the smoking American public away from their favorite brands. Do you think this tax hike will help? Do you think it’s fair to tax tobacco to help the state’s deficit?
Source: Bob Barr, The Barr Code
A regularly priced ticket to the Atlanta Halloween Ball would set you back $145. The good news is that today this Groupon can get you that same ticket for just $69. That’s a 52% discount, which is sure to make your wallet happy. Now you and a date can go for the price of one! The Atlanta Halloween Ball will take place on October 30th this year from 8pm-midnight at the Fox Theatre. You must be 21 to buy and attend. All proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Johnnie’s House is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing a safe place for victims of domestic violence. They are committed to freedom against domestic violence, and to prove it, they are hosting a 5K this Saturday from 8am-10am in Lithonia. Registration fee is just $10 to walk and run; riders will be $15. All proceeds go to benefiting Johnnie’s House and there is still time to register online. It’s a beautiful time of year to go for a run, so why not help out Johnnie’s House while you’re at it?
Atlanta Public Schools have their eye on Paces Apartments in Buckhead to buy and build the new Buckhead High School. However, there is a private buyer looking to buy the property as well. The wooded area would definitely be a serene spot for a high school, but is it worth the headache? We’ll keep you updated as we know more in the coming months.
Source: Skyline Views