The "I don't smoke so I don't care" response to a proposed tax increase on cigarettes is disturbing to me.
The boys who run government know that everyone likes the tax that they don't pay. This is why they segment. But if today it's a tax on cigarettes then tommorow it's a tax on handguns. (your sement maybe?)
Next up they tax boats because only "the rich" (spit when you say that) own boats. It's only a matter of time before they come after your segment.
If the prevailing winds point towards support for tax increases on anything then the boys in government will just attempt to tax EVERYTHING. Well, everything except PERS recipients. (fall to the ground and bow towards the capital when you say "PERS")