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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More alcohol taxes

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 6:17 AM

I don't know if a serious petition drive effort underlies former MADD Director Teresa Belew's proposed initiative to add a dime tax to each alcoholic drink to raise money for drug and alcohol treatment programs. I know the possibility could lend a little weight to a legislative drive to impose a smaller levy for the same purpose.

I also know that a dime-a-drink tax might encourage -- without preventive legal rigamarole -- a rise in the service of outsized drinks. More Bavarian-style liter mugs, say, with the tax spread over a higher volume of beverage in a single serving.

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