- 1: Eternity
- 2: the quality or state of being perpetual -bequeathed to them in perpetuity-
- 3: a: the condition of an estate limited so that it will not take effect or vest within the period fixed by law
- b: an estate so limited
- 4: an annuity payable forever
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking lawmakers to ease reductions in city of Detroit retirees’ pensions and save Detroit Institute of Art masterpieces by tying up $17.5 million annually in the next two decades from the national tobacco settlement — which brings Michigan $250 million to $350 million a year in perpetuity.This tends to explain a lot now doesn't it? Forgive my redundancy, but the MSA does not lend it self to harm reduction, and it's easy to see why. If the majority of smokers where to become receptive to the various forms of THR that are fast becoming available, what would happen to all of that dependable revenue that continues to floweth down the stream that never ends? ....and keep in mind that we're not even talking about all of the excise taxes that are piled on top of what has already become a mountain full of dollar bills:
It's all about the money....always has been, always will be.