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LIQUOR: Higher tax shows that greed rules

Letter by Michael G. Qunell, Tacoma on May 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 60 Comments »
June 1, 2012 2:00 pm

After reading the Fred Meyer ad (TNT, 5-31) concerning the prices it will charge for liquor, I am astounded at the greed the state is showing. After all the money used to fight the changeover to private liquor sales, the state stands to make a huge windfall from future sales.

I can just see the politicians greedily rubbing their hands together at the prospect of huge increases in tax revenue. Instead of receiving revenue from the 170 or so state liquor stores, they will now be getting revenue from more than 2,000 retailers.

All they have done is make sure that those who go to California or Nevada and purchase their liquor will now be joined by legions more consumers. The ridiculous taxation we face now is far beyond what caused our ancestors to revolt against the British.

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