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Should those who drink alcohol pay a special tax to cover the damage it causes to society?


Alcohol-related auto crashes alone totals more than $51 billion and that's not counting the rest of the harm. A $1 per % of alcohol in the product will go to a common pool to pay for that damage so that we who don't drink don't have it come out of our pocket. That would add $5-6 per can of beer, $4-20 dollars per bottle of wine, and $50 or more to whiskey, rum and others. This will also encourage the manufacturers to not make such potent, dangerous products. If you don't agree with this then you are on the side of the drunk drivers who kill innocent people. You have their blood on your hands.

 

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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    The tax is not to get people to sober up, it is to make those who drink pay for the damage they cause society. And by your willingness to have a beer you're no different from the assault drinker.


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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    Those taxes go into a general fund. I demand a special tax that will specifically pay for the damage that you drinkers do to society. It will pay for things such as about 1/4th of every police departments budget, and give us non drinkers a break.

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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    Since alcohol only exists to get people drunk there is no functional difference between an alcoholic and a social drinker. Those who have a glass of beer after mowing the lawn are just as guilty as the person who plows into a car, killing all inside.


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    phoenixelliot 4 years ago

    You also penalize those who drink responsibly, and never drive drunk. I will never pay the tax regardless as I don't drink. I just don't see the idea as very practical.

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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    The tax is not in any way supposed to "solve a problem" which you should be able to figure out from the post. It is a way to stop those of us who don't drink from paying for the damage caused by you who do.


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