Seems some more propaganda has come out from Best Fiends. This time they are trying to tell us that BSL costs too much money. I won't provide the link because it pisses me off too much. Seems all you can get is a "calculator" for each state. My question is where is the report??
I want to see where this John Dunham got his information from. I did a bio search on him and seems he has connections with the tobacco industry and not in a pretty way. This a case in 2004.
Dunham, John. (US Fact Witness): Mr. Dunham was employed by Philip Morris
Management Corporation for five years managing fiscal issues. As the manager of the Fiscal
Issues department, Mr. Dunham was involved in economic research, and he prepared critical
analyses of tobacco-related articles written by economists. These analyses were then used to
formulate talking points and summaries that were provided to Philip Morris lobbyists and
communications department employees at Philip Morris USA. Prior to coming to Philip Morris,
Mr. Dunham worked for the Philadelphia Port Authority. After leaving Philip Morris in 2001,
Mr. Dunham has continued his relationship with the company as an outside consultant on
economic issues. His positions at Philip Morris include the following:
• 1996-2001: Manager, Fiscal Issues, Philip Morris Management Corporation
His positions outside of PM include the following:
• 2001-2002: Consultant, American Economics Group
• 2002-present: Founder, John Dunham and Associates
And here is a press release confirming his connection to the tobacco industry. Seems this is a hired gun whose "economic" results are always in favor of those who pay him. http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200312/1072732896.html
We accept that the tobacco companies lie and this is their economist, the one who puts the studies together to deceive the public. Now he has put together something for Best Fiends saying that BSL will cost too much. WHERE'S THE FUCKING REPORT? Don't take bits and pieces from it, I want to see how this jerk arrived at his conclusions.