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  1. #1 Big Beer & Wine Tax on the Way 
    Wallet Pop: Big Beer & Wine Tax on the Way, Call Your Congressman
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    May 25th 2009 12:30AM
    By Sean Madden

    Sorry to bum you out, but the government is about to meddle in your can, of beer that is. The U.S. Senate is proposing large increases in federal liquor taxes, and it is going to hit us right in our wallet and glasses.

    Congress wants to increase tax on beer by 145 percent. This means you might be spending an extra $3 for a case. It doesn't stop there, with a 20 percent increase in hard liquor sales. Maybe the hardest hit is the wine drinkers. Wine sales would increase by 233 percent. Get ready to shell out an extra $7 for a case of wine.

    The move is the government's answer to help pay for the rising cost of healthcare, especially for teh millions of uninsured. As part of the proposal, the tea-totallers are not safe either. The government is wants to hike the cost of a can of cola with a soda pop tax for soft drinks.

    What can we do? Well as I see it we have two choices. We can either go Boston Tea Party style and dump beer in the Boston Harbor, but that's a waste of perfectly good, and increasingly expensive, beer.

    Or the more sane option, we can write our representatives. Use this Website and find your the names of your local Congressperson, and Senator. Click on the map your state, and email them or call them.
    If this isn't TEOTWAWKI, I don't what would be. :eek:

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    At least drinkers will now share the bailout/healthcare expenses with us smokers.
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    Bah humbug! This is my favorite food group they are taxing to death! :D

    I'm gonna have to start using Mr. Boston and Hamms! :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Bah humbug! This is my favorite food group they are taxing to death! :D

    I'm gonna have to start using Mr. Boston and Hamms! :mad:
    I used to make beer and wine and I had a still. If I didn't like the wine I distilled it.
    It is legal if you don't sell it.
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    That does it. Now I'm really mad.;)

    What's next, shoes?:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    At least drinkers will now share the bailout/healthcare expenses with us smokers.
    No one wins when any tax goes up. The beast grows larger and you still have to feed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    That does it. Now I'm really mad.;)

    What's next, shoes?:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    No one wins when any tax goes up. The beast grows larger and you still have to feed it.

    You're exactly right. Hopefully the ones with the saintly lifestyles who approve of these "sin-taxes" can comprehend this. Don't be so naive as to believe you're free and clear of this tax. It will fund the beginning or expansion of something that will eventually require your money as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    No Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound !

    Was that the stuff that had morphine in it?
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