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Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C121181 04/10/2012 ENOUGH TAXES ALREADY Cheyenne International 701 South Battleground Ave. Grover NC 28073 4/6/2012 $51,000.00

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North Carolina. This wouldn’t have anything to do with tobacco, would it?

A brand new PAC:

C121181: Enough Taxes Already

Po Box 1533 Committee Type: Political Action

Jefferson City Mo 65102

(816) 262-5745 Established Date: 04/04/2012

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Yep.

Their purpose [pdf]: “Statutory amendment to Chapters 149 and 196, RSMo relating to tobacco taxation and regulation” “November 6, 2012, statewide” “Oppose”

Enough Taxes Already – with no sense of irony.

STATE CIGARETTE EXCISE TAX RATES & RANKINGS [pdf]

Overall All States’ Average: $1.46 per pack

Major Tobacco States’ Average: 48.5 cents per pack

Other States’ Average: $1.59 per pack

State Tax Rank

Missouri $0.17 51st

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That would be last place in case you were wondering.

Cheyenne International? Yep, a tobacco company.

If you DON’T currently use tobacco, Cheyenne International encourages you NOT to start.

No sense of irony in that universe.