F**king politicians and their legal bureaucrats - scummy, lying, hypocritical, shakedown artists! The tobacco industry should countersue for $100B.
... the Ontario government ... Tuesday launched a $50-billion lawsuit against a dozen tobacco companies for health services dating back more than half a century. British Columbia and New Brunswick already have multi-billion-dollar suits before the courts ...
... It is hard to avoid the impression that this is anything but a crude shakedown of an unpopular industry ...
Governments should just admit they are as hopelessly addicted to tobacco as any smoker, and end their duplicitous attempt to look pious on smoking while at the same time reeling in billions annually.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tobacco lawsuits “a crude shakedown”
An excellent Post editorial pretty much says it all: