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The Dreaded Alcohol Tax — Coming to a State Near You

I for one welcome the new face of prohabition. The plan in Anchorage, Alaska is to put a 10 percent wholesale tax on alchohol in an effort to curb drinking. The revenues raised would be used to treat alchoholism. And no surprise here, the initiative is being put fourth by MADD.

If this all sounds too familiar I suggest you sit down with your local tobacco executive and ask them how this form of prohabition has affected their industry.

First they cam efor my buddy’s cigarettes and I did not speak up . . . . . . . .


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4 Responses to “The Dreaded Alcohol Tax — Coming to a State Near You”

  1. The Sin Tax - the one tax I still have never heard a good argument against! ;)

    JMJ

  2. The sin tax is one of the biggest regressive taxes. It, like the butt tax and gas tax affects the lower class the hardest. You make not think the poor should drink and smoke but they do and they spend a greater percent of their income on sin than any other class. They just take the money for food, medicine, kids clothes etc and pony up the extra tax for another 12 pack of Bud.

  3. manapp99,

    Damn, I agree with ya. I am not sure what to even think about that… In any case, it is nothing more than government sucking down any money they can…

  4. Oh c’mon! The LOTTERY is the biggest regressive scam foisted on the poor - not friggin’ Sin Taxes! Smoking and drinking levy a very high price on a society (oh, and by the way, the wealthy smoke and drink more - and more expensive smokes and drinks, so it is not all that regressive), they are taxed both to discourage the imposition of that cost without robbing the freedom to impose it, and to help pay the society back for those costs.

    Again, I have never heard a good argument against Sin Taxes. Just nonsensical, self-interes ted rants. I drink AND smoke, yet you don’t hear me complaining about the taxes. I guess my interests are broader than just my base, immediate desires.

    JMJ

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