When the price of bread is the price of a cigar, the complaints won't be resolved so "easily". The assumption that most people can resolve these issues easily is akin to Maria Antionette's response to the same issues. It's not laziness that is keeping so many people from improving their position. Although perhaps it more convenient to see it that way.
What the hell else are we supposed to do? Many of us heeded the warnings early and set back hundreds of pounds of tobaccos, while the rest laughed or gave excuses as to why they weren't going to build a cellar... with bravado.
Once prices go up, they will never come down, ever
. Dream your stupid dreams, or finger point to politics, but ain't no one going to lower the price of tobacco or remove that tax.
It's not food, water, or a necessity. There is nothing essential about tobacco use.
And, Americans that see Europe and Canada, and have yet to start setting tobacco back... FOOLS!
Don't give me the poor man shit. If you cannot afford $100 to set back 3lbs of bulk tobacco a month while it is the cheapest now it will ever be, then get ready. If you cannot afford that, then find a cheaper hobby. Because the tsunami wave is coming and we can see what it has done elsewhere.
I mean sure... poor people struggling with a tobacco hobby. What are we supposed to do? We've warned them, over, and over, and over... Don't expect us to cuddle you and give shoulders to cry on. Go to Telescopes for that BS. You've been warned. It just gets really old.
Canadians... sorry, you live where you live. Americans complaining about $18 tins of Capstan, ha ha ha ha . It's like people on city forums complaining about that one restaurant that is $50 a meal. The place wasn't made for you. No one wants you in there. Sorry... you don't like it, don't go there.
And, this from the guy who will help anyone. Hell, my truck is used to move things more for my neighbors than me. My family volunteers for all sorts of things, and we definitely give to funds to help those in real need. I just can't muster the tears for pipesmokers, when there are real families not able to find affordable housing or feed their kids. There are real struggles on this planet, and the price of pipe tobacco just doesn't yank my tears.