Ginny Bormann wrote:Come on people, it's two cents on a six pack!
Yea, the PROPOSED TAX, as it's being hyped by people like Stu, is set at 2 cents... For now.
Think about it, alcohol is EASY to demonize, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢s the perfect target for liberal TAX and SPENDERS (To be fair, this group includes many republicans these days). Politician 101 says: When hyping your new quick fix TAX scam, start out at the fundamental level and CREATE a problem in order to justify the TAX. Make sure to include plenty of rare, but HIGHLY emotional, situational incidents relating to societal problems that can be linked to alcohol, no matter how remote the links might be. Throw in a few skewed stats just for kicks and giggles. This stuff works every time because most people arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t paying attention anyway... Kind of like the whole WMD scenario the left justifiably points out to this day when combating the lies of the Bush administration, it was a sham to begin with. Then bam... If the whole concept of the CREATED problem and it's quick fix, the PROPOSED TAX, seems popular and feasible, the PROPOSED TAX all of a sudden increases to 23 cents a six pack. Then 2 years later the slippery slope continues by claiming that the, usually permanent, IMPLEMENTED TAX needs to be increased when politicians need more money to appease their ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã…?special interest groupsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬? when another property tax increase seems a political black hole. Even if pleasing the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã…?special interest groupsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬? has nothing to do with societal problems remotely related to alcohol.
This proposal is just another government sponsored TAX reallocation scam designed to increase state TAX revenues in order to fix their already out of control spending habits and broken budget. Those of us who know you shouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t beat your wife or get behind the wheel of a car when your drunk donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t need to partake in these nonsensical social experiments. If people feel the need to combat alcohol ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã…?abuse,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬? not alcohol consumption
, they should do it on their own time with their own money, not mine. If I see a car swerving on the beltline at 2:45 in the morning, I call the cops so THEY can do THEIR job... for once.
Drinking alcohol is a CHOICE, and it involves personably responsible actions before and after consuming it.