Liberty: -- Talking Points -- The cruelest tax
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The cruelest tax
You probably didn't know this, but a staggering 44% of the cost of the
average beer is taxes. And the situation is getting worse.
At least 19 states are considering increases in taxes and fees,
according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Beer excise taxes are unfair and regressive, hitting poorer consumers
According to Citizens for Tax Justice, people whose family incomes are
in the bottom 20% pay a tax burden from beer excise taxes five times
greater than people with family incomes in the top 20%. More than half
(52%) of all beer is purchased by families with incomes of $45,000 or
less. And now states want to increase this tax. Where is the liberal
States and the federal government have an insatiable appetite for new
spending, and they especially love to tax the working man's favorite
drink: beer. It's time to give Joe Six Pack a break.
Source: Chris Kinnan, Budget & Tax News
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