IN state alcohol tax could double

Apr 2, 2009 Read more: WLFI Lafayette 22
Brick Alley Pub owner Corey Swartz of Lafayette said he could use a drink after hearing the tax on alcohol could double by July. Read more
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Open minded

United States

#1 Apr 3, 2009
Gee, what a great idea! The economy is crap, but let's keep raising the prices on things so people still can't afford to do anything fun. At least we get $13 extra a week on our paychecks to help pay for this increase! WHATEVER!!
are you kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 3, 2009
heres looking at you cheers!
bovinemudpie

Lumpkin, GA

#4 Apr 3, 2009
No new taxes, but our elected "leaders" are sure using the using the taxes already in place. How soon will the revolution start?
Frannie

West Lafayette, IN

#6 Apr 3, 2009
The alcohol tax increase will translate to about a penny a drink. Hardly will break the bank. As a matter of fact, the bars will probably increase their drinks by a quarter and will come out ahead in the end. Do it.

Since: Mar 08

Anderson, IN

#7 Apr 3, 2009
If we do not stand up now and tell them "enough!" they will keep on and on until we have nothing left.

http://www.indianapolisteaparty.com/

INDIANAPOLIS TAX DAY TEA PARTY Protest on April 15th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm on the south steps of the IN State Capitol!

What's our message??

CONGRESS, REPEAL THE
STIMULUS PACKAGES NOW AND
UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR
WE WILL REPLACE EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS STARTING IN 2010
gbuster1

Lafayette, IN

#8 Apr 3, 2009
LET THE PACERS AND THE COLTS DROWN, DON'T BAIL THEM OUT, WHY SHOULD THE VOTERS HAVE TO BAIL OUT THE MILLIONAIRE PACERS AND COLTS!
THIS AIN'T WALL STREET, REPUBLICANS ANS DEMOCRATS!
Oooook

Fairport, NY

#9 Apr 3, 2009
You know I saw the stats regarding the "penny-a-drink" increase, and you know that bars and liquor stores will jack those prices up higher. I say good for them. That's capitalism baby!
Pintobeans

Noblesville, IN

#11 Apr 4, 2009
Open minded wrote:
Gee, what a great idea! The economy is crap, but let's keep raising the prices on things so people still can't afford to do anything fun. At least we get $13 extra a week on our paychecks to help pay for this increase! WHATEVER!!
A tax increase of one quarter for a case a beer means if you drink 96 beers a week you will be spending an extra dollar.If you drink 96 beers a week you have bigger problems than to worry about than being taxed an extra dollar.
brotherpank

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Apr 5, 2009
Pintobeans wrote:
<quoted text>A tax increase of one quarter for a case a beer means if you drink 96 beers a week you will be spending an extra dollar.If you drink 96 beers a week you have bigger problems than to worry about than being taxed an extra dollar.
In the classic words of Chevy Chase on SNL " It was my understanding there would be no math."
Wile E Coyote

Ludlow, MA

#13 Apr 6, 2009
For those who think tax on alcohol is a great thing, you are considering the bigger picture. Sure, many people could say "It is a luxury anyway" or "If you can't afford another nickel, then you shouldn't drink."

Well, all of you sheep, a "sin" tax is only the state putting their foot in the door.

Let's just extend this a little more...

The state says "We can put a tax on T-bone steak, that is a luxury anyway."

"Now let's tax sirlion steak, it is still a luxury."

Soon enough, ground beef will be taxed since it is so much more expensive than rice.

Or about a tax on soda...after all, that is just a luxury people don't really need to survive. And a tax on bottled water since that is a luxury as well.

Listen up people, we need to PROTEST all additional taxes.
deb

Lombard, IL

#18 Apr 9, 2009
its way past time to put some of the taxes on alcohol instead of cigarettes. smokers have had numerous tax increases that have basically doubled the prie of a pack. its a slap in the face to see that a shot of liquor will cost a whopping 2 cents more. geez, how will everyone handle this
The point is

Lafayette, IN

#19 Apr 9, 2009
It's not that you'll "only" be paying a penny more, it's that there's this increase, and then another, and then another. For what? So some sports player can be a mulitmillionaire? I couldn't care less about the stadium or the overpaid players. Why should I or anyone else pay for it (more than we are now with the extra restaraunt tax)? Make the teams contribute and raise the ticket prices. That way only the people actually using the facilities pay for it.
hahahaha

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Apr 9, 2009
drink it up baby , smoke it down , hahahaha theres a price for death its called tax. have fun killing yourselves , you mindless sheep hahahahaha

Since: Mar 08

Anderson, IN

#21 Apr 9, 2009
hahahaha wrote:
drink it up baby , smoke it down , hahahaha theres a price for death its called tax. have fun killing yourselves , you mindless sheep hahahahaha
I think it is safe to assume that you do not drive nor ride in a car. For many, the price of transportation is death. Also, recent news articles have shown that eating certain foods has caused deaths, so I suggest you give up eating also. skiing should also be banned, it is far to dangerous and it also has caused many deaths, I also suggest banning anything to do with water, swimming boating ect, as they too result in death. Avoid drs and hospitals at all costs, thousands die each year by bacteria and viruses that have infected people in the hospitals, thousands more die from Dr. errors. So sit on your couch and don't move, because most fatal accidents occur in the home. But wait, inactivity can kill also...hmmmmm looks like we should all be paying the price of death, not just a select few.
Luke Walters

Carmel, IN

#22 Apr 9, 2009
We have reached the point where the government has just ran out of other peoples money.

That giant sucking sound you hear is Obama.
ShareYourVoice

United States

#23 Apr 21, 2009
HAVE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
Taking action is easy and won't take much of your time, but it will make a giant difference: CLICK THE LINK http://www.axetaxesnotjobs.com/ and fill out the form to join the fight against irresponsible and regressive taxes.

"This will cost jobs in our industry— including those of small business owners, servers and bartenders like you who are the lifeblood of our economy. We need your personal involvement and help“

Thank you
Sorgi Fan Club

United States

#24 Apr 22, 2009
First off, this is not the fault of either the Colts or the Pacers.
The CIB has been mis-managing money for a long time now, but now it has gotten to a point where they just can't hide it any more.
Take The Colts and Lucas Oil Stadium. The stadium was built for more than the Colts. The Indianapolis Colts play 2 pre-season and 8 regular season games there per year. Even if they were the #1 seed in the playoffs and went all the way that would only add 3 games.
That's a maximum of 13 days per year that the Colts use that stadium.
Just how much should the Colts pay to use the stadium 13 days a year?
If you get a hotel in vegas for a week should you be expected to pay to have the hotel built?
I'm not saying the taxpayers should foot the bill, but maybe the CIB could do a better job of filling the other 351 days that the stadium isn't being used by the Colts.
Sorgi Fan Club

United States

#25 Apr 23, 2009
I heard a very interesting interview with Bil Polian yesterday.
He was deeply offended by the allegations that this proposed tax is to be used to "Bail out the Colts".
The Colts do not need bailed out, and they have not asked anyone for anything other than what is specified in their current lease.
The Colts did not demand a new stadium. The city of Indianapolis decided it was going to build a new stadium and asked the Colts to help.
The colts paid $100 Million to help build the stadium.
They also pay a yearly lease of $250 Thousand and they pay for all expenses incurred on game days.
This is the lease that was agreed upon by both the Colts and the CIB, and I agree with the Colts on this one that they should honor their lease.
BIG BAD JOE

Wilmington, DE

#26 Apr 26, 2009
If I had my way there would be a $1.00 more tax on alcohol/smoking. I lost a son do to drinking and a Father to smoking. How many more people got to die over this stupidness, before we all can understand that wrong is wrong.
MOE

Round Lake, IL

#27 Apr 26, 2009
Why can't the ridiculously over paid players for the Colts and the Pacers give back and pay some fees for playing in the new stadium? Forget all these extra taxes. We are all paying too much anyway, this is just what we need (NOT). The economy stinks so they want us to pay more??

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