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flstci Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 06:35 PM
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72. Which do you think they would
Swallow easier? Pun intended. A 3%-5% tax on income or $1.00 on a bottle of wine?
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  -I just paid $25.00 for a bottle of wine and another thread got me to thinking flstci  Nov-11-08 05:25 PM   #0 
  - Sin tax or luxury tax?  rucky   Nov-11-08 05:27 PM   #1 
  - I would suppose that would depend on if you were buying it for  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:29 PM   #7 
  - A $25 Bottle Is Not a Luxury  Crisco   Nov-11-08 08:24 PM   #88 
  - not a large enough tax base nor frequency of purchase  Lerkfish   Nov-11-08 05:27 PM   #2 
  - Raise taxes on beer?  tkmorris   Nov-11-08 05:30 PM   #8 
  - NOT BEER!!!  panader0   Nov-11-08 05:31 PM   #12 
  - okay, then, how about cheez whiz and ritz crackers?  Lerkfish   Nov-11-08 05:33 PM   #15 
     - That'd be fine.. I don't eat either one.  panader0   Nov-11-08 05:36 PM   #22 
        - ah! the "its ok to tax everyone but me" policy! brilliant!  Lerkfish   Nov-11-08 05:48 PM   #35 
  - I don't know about that  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:31 PM   #13 
  - How do you think Canada keeps going  crappyjazz   Nov-11-08 05:47 PM   #32 
  - Legalize it, tax it.  Fuzz   Nov-11-08 08:47 PM   #92 
  - and then you'll be seeing mini-brewers selling illegal beer.  Donnachaidh   Nov-11-08 06:30 PM   #69 
  - Wine is going to be a necessity of mine until Obama is safely sworn in.  MPK   Nov-11-08 05:27 PM   #3 
  - My gosh! No one has ever thought of taxing booze before  theboss   Nov-11-08 05:27 PM   #4 
  - I'm good with that too. I don't smoke.  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:10 PM   #58 
  - Sounds like a luxury tax, of sorts...  phantom power   Nov-11-08 05:28 PM   #5 
  - Yes but it would target a different group of people than a tax on  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:47 PM   #34 
     - But there are also a lot of regular people drinking wine.  NutmegYankee   Nov-11-08 07:59 PM   #82 
  - That's not going to encourage people to conserve fuel though.  cobalt1999   Nov-11-08 05:29 PM   #6 
  - Sure it will, they'll be too drunk to drive! N/T  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:34 PM   #18 
  - Your $25 bottle of wine was already about $22 more expensive than it should have been.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 05:30 PM   #9 
  - But another $1.00 on a bottle of wine would hit more of a 'target  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:33 PM   #16 
     - All wine is expensive. Some just more so than others.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 05:36 PM   #23 
     - Mogen David?? I thought it was pretty reasonable when I was in the  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:40 PM   #27 
     - I wouldn't exactly call Mad Dog table wine.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 05:42 PM   #28 
        - Poison as in tax.  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:45 PM   #30 
           - How about we don't tax either.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 05:46 PM   #31 
              - You don't think this would accomplish that? N/T  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:51 PM   #37 
                 - No.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 05:51 PM   #39 
                    - What do you think 'poor' people do more? N/T  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:55 PM   #42 
                       - Hopefully they'd do both daily.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 05:56 PM   #45 
                          - You hope 'poor' people are drinking a bottle of wine a day? Really?!  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:59 PM   #48 
                             - A glass of wine a day.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 06:01 PM   #50 
                             - LOL  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:03 PM   #52 
                                - Assuming you live by yourself.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-11-08 06:06 PM   #54 
                                - When I'm running my kids  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:08 PM   #56 
                                - In a restaraunt maybe!:rofl:  BlueGADawg   Nov-11-08 07:49 PM   #81 
                             - I work with people who share a bottle of wine at dinner.  Chemical Bill   Nov-11-08 06:35 PM   #71 
                                - Because I think you will get more of a fight out of the wealthy  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:37 PM   #73 
     - Not true  sniffa   Nov-11-08 06:13 PM   #60 
        - Shudder. n/t  MPK   Nov-11-08 06:39 PM   #75 
        - Shudderer  sniffa   Nov-11-08 06:43 PM   #78 
           - LOL your picture of the woman with the black eye next to these pictures of  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:44 PM   #79 
           - Shudderific  MPK   Nov-11-08 06:46 PM   #80 
        - Green wine= total class  JVS   Nov-11-08 08:09 PM   #86 
     - A bottle of French wine that costs $50.00 here costs  FKA MNChimpH8R   Nov-11-08 06:29 PM   #68 
        - Which do you think they would  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:35 PM   #72 
  - how about a penny on each can/bottle of beverage?  grasswire   Nov-11-08 05:30 PM   #10 
  - So what do you think the tax is on alcohol in your state right now?  ret5hd   Nov-11-08 05:31 PM   #11 
  - It is already in the gas we buy as well but this would target more of  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:36 PM   #21 
     - As an aside it would also keep speculators at bay better in  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:37 PM   #24 
  - it is still not fair to those of modest means who pinch pennies to enjoy an occasional extravagance  corkhead   Nov-11-08 05:32 PM   #14 
  - Some who pinch pennies have no other alternative to gas but  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:49 PM   #36 
  - I spend $6 for a good Chilean wine at Trader Joe's.  Cleita   Nov-11-08 05:34 PM   #17 
  - But how often do you buy a bottle of wine vs. how often do you buy  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:58 PM   #46 
     - As a Latina I drink a glass or two of wine every night with  Cleita   Nov-11-08 06:00 PM   #49 
        - As I said upthread  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:05 PM   #53 
  - Some of us can only afford to buy wine by the box. nt  valerief   Nov-11-08 05:34 PM   #19 
  - Yep, Two Americas. And people attack me when I point out the Class Stratification on DU n/t  Wiley50   Nov-11-08 08:25 PM   #89 
  - How about a $25 tax on NASCAR tickets?  nichomachus   Nov-11-08 05:35 PM   #20 
  - Taxes on food should be proportional to how bad the food is for you.  fiziwig   Nov-11-08 05:38 PM   #25 
  - Wine should be FREE then! =8^)  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:09 PM   #57 
     - And beer. :)  fiziwig   Nov-11-08 08:45 PM   #90 
  - Instead of coming up with ways to tax US, I would rather see everyone  dkofos   Nov-11-08 05:39 PM   #26 
  - This would capture corporations as well as the wealthy. N/T  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:53 PM   #40 
  - sure...why not...I don't drink  carlyhippy   Nov-11-08 05:42 PM   #29 
  - Wooo Hooo see, this could work. LOL N/T  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:55 PM   #43 
     - LOL nt  carlyhippy   Nov-11-08 06:17 PM   #62 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-11-08 05:47 PM   #33 
  - Oh, you're just drunk.  flvegan   Nov-11-08 06:13 PM   #59 
     - LOL N/T  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:20 PM   #64 
  - Why don't we just add a huge super tax on luxury goods like yachts, jewelery, and 2nd houses.  Evoman   Nov-11-08 05:51 PM   #38 
  - I think, if I remember correctly, we tried the tax on yachts  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:02 PM   #51 
  - Better yet...  Concerned GA Voter   Nov-11-08 05:53 PM   #41 
  - 100 years ago I would have been on your side  flstci   Nov-11-08 05:56 PM   #44 
     - Too bad we can't tax illegally purchased cocaine and pharmaceuticals, huh..n/t  Concerned GA Voter   Nov-11-08 06:29 PM   #67 
  - How about taxing bottled water?  gollygee   Nov-11-08 05:59 PM   #47 
  - I'm fine with that too but again  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:06 PM   #55 
  - You do realize that price has nothing to do with quality right?  NutmegYankee   Nov-11-08 06:16 PM   #61 
  - Yes, I just like this particular wine. I don't buy it often though  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:19 PM   #63 
     - I hate taxes on alcohol. Especially wine.  NutmegYankee   Nov-11-08 08:04 PM   #84 
  - $25 is not an expensive bottle of wine  hendo   Nov-11-08 06:21 PM   #65 
  - $25 kinda hits me in my wallet for something I don't need or could  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:23 PM   #66 
  - I hate brussel sprouts - let's tax them  unapatriciated   Nov-11-08 06:31 PM   #70 
  - Now you are just being selfish. You KNOW the majority of  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:40 PM   #76 
  - Many states already have excise taxes on wine (and other alcohol, including beer)  petronius   Nov-11-08 06:39 PM   #74 
  - Sounds like we need more wine  flstci   Nov-11-08 06:41 PM   #77 
  - Wow, DU is just buzzing to raise taxes on something today  NeedleCast   Nov-11-08 08:04 PM   #83 
  - It would kill my business.  boozepusher   Nov-11-08 08:07 PM   #85 
  - In My State, That $25 Bottle Would Be a $17 Bottle With a 30% Mark-up For Taxes  Crisco   Nov-11-08 08:23 PM   #87 
  - I just bought a $65 bottle of scotch. Enough of the 'sin' taxes though.  Fuzz   Nov-11-08 08:46 PM   #91 
  - They ALWAYS increase the beer and cigarette taxes, but never wine and liquor  DainBramaged   Nov-11-08 08:50 PM   #93 
  - The federal gas tax is .25 cents a gallon Wine is $1.07 a gallon.  curse of greyface   Nov-11-08 08:53 PM   #94 
 

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