Fred Brackett is fuming about the tax hike on tobacco.
Brackett, who owns FB Enterprises on Charlotte Highway, which sells and distributes cigarettes, closed his business Wednesday as a sign of his opposition to the 62-cents federal tax increase on cigarettes. The hike, which took effect Wednesday, brings that tax to over $1.
Brackett called it Obama Tax Day.
Brackett, who sells third-tier, generic cigarettes, said he’s upset mainly for two reasons.