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Friday, November 14, 2008

Taxes are good for your health

Posted By on Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 9:33 AM

A study in Alaska from 28 years of data shows that every increase in the tax on alcohol was followed by a drop in alcohol-related deaths.

I guess if we made the grocery tax high enough, we'd all be skinny.

The alcohol tax rates in Alaska, versus those in Arkansas (parenthesis), as of Jan. 1, 2008:

Spirits tax -- $12.80 per gallon ($2.58)

Table wine -- $2.50 per gallon (77 cents)

Beer tax -- $1.07 per gallon (21 cents)

Source: Tax Foundation

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