I'm not a a beer or rum drinker.<quoted text>
Then your drink will cost the same , S100.00 a can of beer
50,000.00 for a gallon of rum , arr we become but humble pirates matey , how bout sliding those ciggs and rum over this way , or I'll be forced to make you a holy man.
Over taxation has consequences both futile and dire , there are limitations even the rulers cannot cross without creating a vacuum
for the existence of those who will defy them.
The prohibition and depression taught us that, so unless you want to have gangland rules again, you cannot tax something or outlaw something out of existence. You only create a black market.
Oh goody I can't wait till we legislate profiteering into existence again!
Just don't tax my scotch.