January 17, 2011

TAX WHAT YOU DON'T WANT:

States eye 'sin' taxation as salvation for budgets (David Eldridge, 1/16/11, The Washington Times)

It could cost a good deal more to be bad this year.

Cash-strapped state lawmakers across the country are looking at raising "sin" taxes on everything from traditional vices, like smoking cigarettes and imbibing alcohol, to more recently vilified habits like drinking sugary sodas and hitting the tanning salon.


It's a Puritan Nation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2011 5:27 AM
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