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(Some Guy)   23 states have considered plans to boost beer taxes   ( divider line
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38 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Apr 2003 at 3:18 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-08 12:10:39 PM  
Not the Beer...Noooooo!!!!!

Drew and I surrender

This wouldn't be needed if the politicians had left video pocker alone...farkin assjockeys
2003-04-08 12:11:57 PM  
I looked and didn't see Wisconsin anywhere in there, so I am pretty sure I am safe. There would be a gigantic revolt here if the price of beer went up.
2003-04-08 12:45:17 PM  
In 1991, a federal tax was imposed on "luxury" goods, including beer. Today, only the beer tax remains!

Help set the drunks free,
2003-04-08 01:02:37 PM  
what the hell is beer?
2003-04-08 01:14:15 PM  
With beer and gas going up, it's time to make some hard choices. Guess I'll have to start walking to work.
2003-04-08 01:42:46 PM  
Time to start brewing our own!
2003-04-08 03:15:20 PM  
They better not, it's getting expensive as it is.

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2003-04-08 03:22:12 PM  
Then again, I didn't see Texas listed so it wouldn't bother me anyway. If it came down to it, I could get my Dad to bring me home beer straight from the brewery (He works at Anheuser Busch in Houston).
2003-04-08 03:23:51 PM  
"no taxation without (hiccup)..."

Sam Adams surrenders.
2003-04-08 03:24:22 PM  
Eat More Possum I think that's the plan. It's all a conspiracy by MADD. If they make gas and beer so expensive, people won't be able to afford to drink AND drive.
2003-04-08 03:24:57 PM  

I'm with Mochunk. I just brewed 5 gallons on Sunday. But sometimes, ya just gotta run to the beer store....
2003-04-08 03:25:38 PM  
Does this count as an increase in cost of living?

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2003-04-08 03:25:59 PM  
They started with the cigarettes, now it's the beer. They'll be taxing sex next. Farking Big Govt™ asshats!
2003-04-08 03:26:08 PM  
Hopefully will take the tax burden off of the cigarette smokers. If I have to pay more to light up, then drinkers should have to pay more for chugging down. It's only fair, imho.

/don't even bother to respond to my post, I ain't listening on this one.
2003-04-08 03:26:20 PM  
This means $10 beers at the ballpark!!!

(You know that the beer vendors will raise the price while complaining that the price increase is ALL because of the taxes!!!)
2003-04-08 03:26:50 PM  
Hell, in Michigan you have a hard time getting a case of Bud, Miller,or Coors for under 20 bucks with taxes and deposit. It's around $17 before the $2.40 deposits.
2003-04-08 03:26:56 PM  
At least you guys are not living in B.C. Canada the tax on beer here is like more than 40%

but then its not like water like U.S. beer
2003-04-08 03:28:50 PM  

beer. smokes. only a matter of time & i'll be taxing you everytime you download p.orn.

2003-04-08 03:29:21 PM  
Redwingsfan That is why I used to drive to Ohio to get beer when I lived in Wayne County.
2003-04-08 03:29:52 PM  
Its time to start hoarding....
2003-04-08 03:30:28 PM  
trust me, the boos weren't friendly or good-natured when the PA governor introduced his beer tax plan.

and it's probably just a negotiation point that will be dropped if he gets the rest of his $2.4 billion tax hike.
which is unlikely.

taxing beer in pennsylvania is like taxing cocaine in hollywood. you're hitting us where we hurt.
2003-04-08 03:31:51 PM  
What the hell is the deal with politicans and their "If we can't make it illegal, we'll tax it into the ground" mentality?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
2003-04-08 03:33:11 PM  
I didn't see any mention of Tennessee. Please no Tennessee, My beer budget is $71 per week, a 12-pack a day. Please don't make me go to 6 days a week. I beg you.
2003-04-08 03:34:12 PM  
Um, if you don't want to pay beer taxes, don't go to a public university either. The money has to come from somewhere. Each of these states are having severe budget problems.
2003-04-08 03:36:19 PM  
But at least here in PA we can buy alcohol on Sundays now.
2003-04-08 03:38:17 PM  
This is an act of war against Farkistan!
2003-04-08 03:39:30 PM  
Krazed_One took the words right outta my mouth.

Can't imagine buying booze or smokes without 40-60% of the price being taxes.....+7% GST on top.

Kindbud is still tax free (for now).
2003-04-08 03:39:44 PM  
Screw beer.

Drink whiskey!
2003-04-08 03:40:13 PM  

I guess if beer becomes real expensive, George Thorogood will have to change some song lyrics huh ?

"Gonna get high man I'm gonna get loose,
Need me a triple shot of that juice,
Gonna get drunk don't you have no fear,
I want one Pepsi, one Snapple and one root beer,
One Pepsi, one Snapple, one root beer."

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2003-04-08 03:40:21 PM  
Does anyone have a source pic of the kid running in the special olympics?
2003-04-08 03:40:36 PM  

They're having severe budget problems because they are a bunch of farking morons. Swimming in cash and spending in good times, but when hard times come, they didn't think to save a little. Instead they have to raise taxes to keep up with the increased spending they approved before.

Ohio has done this. Took them about 3 seconds to spend the "rainy day" fund that took 3 years to build up.
2003-04-08 03:43:42 PM  
Good ol' Jack Daniels will just have to come off the bench to fill in if beer gets too expensive
2003-04-08 03:43:43 PM  
If you have to raise more taxes, then do it on beer, cigarettes and gas, not income. Keep the incentives right.
2003-04-08 03:43:49 PM  
It looks like it's time to start brewing my own again. Either that, or start a Beer Underground Railroad.
2003-04-08 03:45:21 PM  
Fotodevil: actually, just wine and liquor, in about 60 or so state stores. beer distributers are still closed sunday. but you can buy 2 6-packs at a time at a tavern or restaurant with a sunday sales permit. if you want a whole case, you go back to your car, put the 2 6-packs away, then go back inside and buy two more.

welcome to the keystone state.
2003-04-08 03:45:49 PM  
Wow, something New York decided NOT to increase taxes on!
2003-04-08 03:48:37 PM

Best. Beer. Ever

/obligatory beer plug
2003-04-08 03:49:00 PM  
Legalize pot, and make it state run.

Then you can release a ton of people from prison, get lots of tax dollars from them! Not only are you not paying to keep them behind bars, they'll go out and work in industry and service jobs just to buy pot!

Police will be less burdened.

Also the MAD MAD MAD cash you get from pot, if nationally done on all states... Will be like over 2 billion dollars a year!

Also people who run pot smuggling will have to get a new job, which reduces the corrupt people having power.

Reducing the power to corrupt smugglers, reduces the power of terrorists.

Legalize pot, to combat terrorism, and spur the economy!
2003-04-08 03:50:49 PM  
Didn't we kick the English out of this country for trying to pull stuff like this on us? Everything old is new again.

So does this mean that a six pack of Schlitz will now cost me a whopping $4?

Maybe the South really will rise again. One of these days.
2003-04-08 03:51:02 PM  
Crazyjim: Of all the arguments to legalize pot, you picked the most ignorant ones.
2003-04-08 03:59:38 PM  
Thanks Kpar :)
I try to play at the level that legislatures understand.
Oh wait, no if I played at that level I'd say,"No really, bible beaters would still re-elect you if you legalized pot."
2003-04-08 04:00:15 PM  
Boooooo. Booooooo. Hiss. Booooooo.

That is all.
2003-04-08 04:02:01 PM  

We don't tolerate any of that "sense" stuff around these here parts, mister!

Who are all the cops and prison gaurds gonna beat on if you take away the drug war?

Besides, everyone knows that pot is EVIL! Not like beer and smokes. Those are just "bad".

/sarcastic rant about this stupid farking country run by rich, moralistic asshats
2003-04-08 04:02:16 PM  
I'm ornery.
2003-04-08 04:03:31 PM  
I think that banner to the right is the wrong size. Or am I just tripping?
2003-04-08 04:04:53 PM  
if anyone wasnt convinced that usa was insane, one word for ya: PROHIBITION
2003-04-08 04:05:12 PM  
Here's information on how it will affect people in Washington:​03.txt

They say six packs will increase about a dollar. A 3 dollar pint will go up 57 cents.
2003-04-08 04:05:44 PM  
RabidWeasel, I think the sticking point in the american revolution was the lack of representation of the colonies. taxes were levied upon them with no say on their part, unlike these, which have been brought to the floor by state legislatures. don't like what your reps are doing? write them a letter telling them so, and don't vote for them again.
2003-04-08 04:06:11 PM  
You know the crappy html skills demonstrated by a lot of posters here is one thing... but the main site having a banner that totally effs up the right table (and with it the whole page) on the index of the website is laughable.

I mean seriously, HTML is not hard Drew. Any semi-retarded simian can pick it up in 2 days.

FARK has always stood as a testimate to ignorance as a design philosophy, but now it's seriously bordering on un-useable.
2003-04-08 04:07:58 PM  
The campaign to eliminate smoking is going well. Laws have been incrementally enacted to make smoking inconvenient and expensive. A lot of smokers have died. But their legacy lives on in the form of lawsuits. A lot of smokers are quitting not for health reason, but because it has become such a hassle. With revenues diminishing from tobacco sales, it makes sense that politicians would turn to the next habit that people are reluctant to give up. And when we have punished the beer drinkers enough, they will turn to coffee. At that point, the revolt in this country will make the Civil War seem like a playground fight.
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