Vaping Tax Bad

Inslee’s vaping tax bad for taxpayers, public health

Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee is proposing a tax on e-cigarettes and vapor products. R Street Institue takes a look at these tax increases.

It is often the case that partisans of one political cause or another obscure their real motivations for the sake of expediency. Non-politicos are likely to characterize such behavior as “lying,” those who work in the world of law-making generally don’t labor under similar ethical burdens.

Such is the case now in Washington state, where Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a budget that includes massive tax hikes on e-cigarettes and vaping products. While Inslee has pitched this proposal as being in the name of “public health,” a cursory investigation reveals his authentic motivations lie elsewhere.

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