Saturday, April 12, 2008

California: Beer Tax Up by 1500%?

San Jose Mercury News reports Assemblyman Jim Beall wants to increase the state tax on beer to 30 cents per 12 ounce container. He estimates the tax will generate about $2 billion a year, which will be promptly flushed down the government commode in the form of health care services, "crime prevention," and programs to prevent underage drinking and addiction.

Add this to the price increase due to the worldwide hop shortage, and depressed barley production due to global warming, beer in California could become really expensive.

2 comments:

Smartphone said...
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Polymath said...

A pox on "smartphone." Word verification is now turned on thanks to you.