Tobacco tax is pure discrimination

To the Editor:

It’s been a while since I bought a pack of cigarettes in Minnesota. Did I quit smoking? No, I quit supporting a corrupt government.

Less than 20 percent of the people in the state smoke. That means we are a minority. Yet the state decides that we should balance their budget and build a new home for millionaire football players.

That would be the same if they said, “You’re Black or Hmong so you have to pay us $2 a day, because we like your money.”

Discrimination, pure and simple.

Maybe our state Rep. Ron Kresha can write in and explain why it’s OK to discriminate against a minority like that. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for his reply.

Besides, he’ll just do like they all do and blame the other party. — Bill Wieczorek, Little Falls

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