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  • Marc Brands Liberty
    Read this at: http://www.liberty-news.com/showNewsletter.php?id=200312162&src=emtxt The cruelest tax You probably didn t know this, but a staggering 44% of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 16, 2003
      Read this at: http://www.liberty-news.com/showNewsletter.php?id=200312162&src=emtxt

      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
      hardest.

      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
      outrage?

      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.

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      Source: Chris Kinnan, Budget & Tax News


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