State alcohol fee fails again, despite campaign led by Marin group

Despite a lobbying campaign led by a Marin alcohol industry watchdog, a Bay Area lawmaker's plan to chase every alcoholic drink served in California with a 10-cent fee was officially put on ice this week. Full Story
paranoid

Oakland, CA

#1 Jan 6, 2010
Why aren't we doing this?
Geoff

United States

#2 Jan 6, 2010
25 Cent surcharge on tecate
Leona

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jan 6, 2010
Fools this Marin Institue is...Complete Fools

You cannot legislate morality...Leave it alone and find some other tree to bark up...like illegal immigration is the cause of alcohol abuse
Zero tolerence

Alameda, CA

#4 Jan 6, 2010
The Marin Institute is hardly an industry watchdog, it is a prohibitionist organization. They are also currently trying to get the national BAC level for DUI down to .06. They are slowly trying to outlaw alcohol from every angle. Don't believe that this organization is a consumer minded organization!
Martha

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2010
Legalize and tax Pot.........
paranoid

Oakland, CA

#6 Jan 6, 2010
Alcohol is a dangerous drug, I don't see how a 10 cent increase in the tax on alcohol would do anything but good and provide the state much more money. Should be treated like cigs, you have to pay for all the damage the drug does.

And I agree with you Martha...be sure to vote yes on the legalization act at the end of the year.
Bon

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jan 6, 2010
Can't raise the rates the illegals aliens won't be able to afford it.
Big Bill Braksy

San Rafael, CA

#8 Jan 6, 2010
paranoid wrote:
Alcohol is a dangerous drug, I don't see how a 10 cent increase in the tax on alcohol would do anything but good and provide the state much more money. Should be treated like cigs, you have to pay for all the damage the drug does.
And I agree with you Martha...be sure to vote yes on the legalization act at the end of the year.
Bullcrap. This money would simply go into politicians pockets, as all othert special "sin tax" money does. Take a look and see how much of the cig tax money is actually spent on care and education against cigs. Rob Reiner, that fat blubbering leftwing SLOB has made a FORTUNE off the cig taxes! And does HE portray smokers in HIS movies? OF COURSE! That SLOB accepts money for product placement from cig companies just as every other lefty douche-bag Hollywood wh-ore movie maker does!
Geoff

United States

#9 Jan 6, 2010
Should have a tax on meth - most of the posters here would object
back off

Mill Valley, CA

#10 Jan 6, 2010
Stay away from my beer hippies

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#11 Jan 6, 2010
I wish we could tax the lawmakers each time they propose a stupid idea.

Since: Jan 10

San Bernardino, CA

#12 Jan 6, 2010
ax,tax,tax. oh please why not tax people that eat beef,chicken,pork.they have taxed cigs,gas,car/trucks got to be somthing we can tax. give me a break. i spent 8 hours shoveling heavy stuff my back hurts so they want to tax me 10cents a canof beer for what? because some one dosent like beer so i get punished. im 55 years old spent 30 years in the army.this is what we have become? gimmie a break.
harley dog

United States

#13 Jan 6, 2010
they tax 10 cents spend 30 cents no matter what they do we are screwed you guys better stock up before they nail you for the dough. there is not one single thing in america that does not have a tax built in somehow from when your born till after you die, god bless taxmerica.
Ill drink to that

San Francisco, CA

#14 Jan 6, 2010
Just buy cheaper booze.
nick

Novato, CA

#15 Jan 6, 2010
Ill drink to that wrote:
Just buy cheaper booze.
Vodka is cheep. I kin get hammered out of my mind for about five bucks.
Now

Mill Valley, CA

#16 Jan 6, 2010
It nice to see a good out come on this one. No new taxes thank you.
ToomBoom

Novato, CA

#17 Jan 7, 2010
You can't single out alcohol. Why don't you put a tax on fast food? There's nothing wrong with alcohol in moderation. If you want to save money get rid of cigarettes. That alone would save 20 million a year. Not just tax it, abolish them.
paranoid

Oakland, CA

#18 Jan 7, 2010
I think this is a good time that we legalize pot, then tax revenue can come from that instead of taxing alcohol or cigs more.

Can anyone sight one actual reason why we shouldn't? I'd love to hear it, good thing it is on the ballot this year, it could raise a ton of money and spawn new industries (legal ones). We already have two more dangerous drugs that are totally legal...cigs and alcohol.

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