A moderate federal alcohol excise tax increase now will help back us off the fiscal cliff, fairly generate $182.5 billion over 10 years to reduce the federal deficit, and improve public health and safety. This tax actually enjoys strong public support and has not been raised since 1991.
I strongly agree with Alcohol Justice that our country needs a moderate alcohol tax increase as a key component for ten-year deficit reduction.
Compared to many European nations, the United States is far behind the proper taxation rate for the country's most dangerous drug.
The Alcohol Justice tax increase proposal could raise $182.5 billion in new revenue that would reimburse the federal government for some of the cost of alcohol-related health and public safety services.
$182.5 billion in new revenue is a fair contribution to deficit reduction that will help us avoid more onerous tax or spending cutbacks.
Please do not throw this money off the fiscal cliff -
RAISE THE ALCOHOL TAX NOW.