I will not apologize for loving the snark coming from Americans for Tax Reform today:
California is one of the most heavily taxed jurisdictions in the world. If that weren’t bad enough, for the next few months Golden State residents will have to deal with an annoying little man in tights pedaling around the state to stump for even higher taxes. Lance Armstrong, who recently retired from professional cycling to lobby full time for higher taxes, was in Los Angeles earlier this week for a press event with California state Senator Don Perata to announce the launch of a campaign to raise the state tobacco tax.
I have to give credit to ATR, they are nothing if not consistent. After all, they are lumping in a cancer survivor with a cancer-fighting nonprofit for being lovers of higher taxes on cigarettes.