Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Sour Mash Time

From Rush and the Weekly Standard.
So they want to increase taxes on adult beverages.

"A Spirited Defense

Remember when it was rumored that some drinks in New York City were costing as much as $10? Now, of course, cocktails can cost as much as $20 at a trendy District bar. But in this economy, things couldn’t possibly get worse, could they?

According to the beverage giant Diageo, the answer is yes. From an email I received last night from my good friend Johnnie Walker (which Diageo owns):

The U.S. Senate is considering a proposal that would dramatically raise what they call “lifestyle taxes” to pay for a huge federal health care program. Under this proposal you would be paying more for some of the simple things you enjoy, such as a soft drink and your favorite alcohol beverages. The proposal calls for a staggering increase in federal taxes on alcohol beverages of up to 229 percent!...

Small businesses--your local wine, grocery, convenience stores and restaurants--will see sales go down. An estimated 160,000 people in the hospitality industry will lose their jobs--in an industry that has already lost 540,000 jobs over the past year. The last time the federal government raised taxes on distilled spirits nearly 100,000 people lost their jobs....

Nearly 60 percent of the price you pay at the store for distilled spirits already goes for federal, state, local taxes and other government fees. Do not let the government add more to an already hefty tax burden. You may agree that our health care system needs to be reformed, but not on the backs of hard working Americans."
The Weekly Standard

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