Virginia Needs Spending Reform, Not Higher Taxes

<div style="text-align: justify">For years tobacco consumers have been flocking to Virginia to take advantage of the 30 cents-per-pack cigarette tax in order to avoid taxes in Maryland and Washington, DC, where the tax is currently $2.00 per pack. This week Gov. Tim Kaine proposed doubling Virginia’s cigarette tax to 60 cents per pack in an attempt to fill the state’s budget deficit.</div>


<div style="text-align: justify;">Except for very important news, the publication of FORCES International is suspended with this last update of Friday 19th. We will be back on line effective Monday January 5th, 2009. Here are a few thoughts for&nbsp;your holidays&hellip;</div>

Action Alert: Reject Con Con

<div style="text-align: justify">Tom DeWeese, chairman of the American Policy Center, recently issued an urgent alert regarding a revived effort to assemble a modern Constitutional Convention.</div>

Smokin’ Disney

<div style="text-align: justify;">Recently a member of FORCES made a trip with family to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The following review of their experiences, both on and off the Disney property, should be of particular interest for readers considering a family vacation there.</div>

The Smoking Ban Song

&quot;My name is TAM, and I’m your man!&nbsp;&nbsp; I’m here to enforce the smoking ban!&quot;&nbsp; This video from December, 2007, tells it all.&nbsp; Have a good laugh, but remember how serious the smoking ban issue really is.&nbsp; Explicit language used.