Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Healthy Kids Plan: If not a cig tax, then what?

Ted says that the best way to fund the Healthy Kids Plan is an 84.5 cents per pack hike in the cigarette tax.

There seems to be a screeching blowback against the idea of this hike.

Okay...so I'll accept the premise (for the sake of argument) that it may be unfair to put the cost of a health care plan for children on the backs of smokers. But this plan is a crucial necessity and essentially everyone but the most ideological hacktackulars are for its passage.

So if not the cig tax, then what's the best way to raise funds for this?