Alcohol Justice, an alcohol industry watchdog group, is suggesting that underage drinking prevention advocates ask Congress to increase alcohol taxes.
Did you know that since 1991, the Big Alcohol
lobby has cost the U.S. $57 billion in revenue?
Or that an alcohol tax increase
could fill nearly 12% of the President's revenue portion of the nation's
ten-year deficit reduction goal?
It's time to tell our national leaders to hold
Big Alcohol accountable and get them to pay their fair share to help reduce the
deficit. The fiscal catastrophe of alcohol-related harm will be reversed with a
per-drink tax increase of 10 cents on spirits, 15 cents on beer, and 18 cents on
wine. Alcohol is unlike other products because consuming it causes great harm to
the general public and great costs to government. Click here to tell our federal officials now that alcohol
taxes should be increased to reimburse government for part of the cost of
alcohol-related health and public safety services.
Read more of Alcohol
Justice's new policy brief on alcohol taxes here.