The question above was not about necessity. It was about luxury. If it were about necessity I would of answered it differently.<quoted text>
Duh-do you know what the difference between'luxury' and 'neccessity' is? A NECCESSITY is something you can't live without....Last time I checked, no-one died from a lack of "paperclips and lottery tickets", because they are NOT neccessities and neither is alcohol. Unless you're an alcoholic.
The bottom line with my argument is not about alcohol but it is about taxing anything and everything. Isn't there something going through the legislature now regarding taxing sugary drinks? All this does is make people choose other products OR stock up when they're in a different state. In essence who gets hurt? The small business owner trying to make a living.
Aside from Federal and State taxes here is a partial list of other taxes we pay to live in this state:
Car Rental Tax
Real Estate Tax
Well Permit Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Road Usage Tax
CDL license Tax
State Income Tax
Food License Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
I think we pay enough in taxes.
Its not our fault that the people in charge aren't smart enough to spend it wisely.
Then again it is our fault as voters for electing these same idiots back into office year after year. Most of whom probably couldn't hold a good job in the private sector or even get a job without knowing someone.