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The Really Are Gonna Nickel and Dime Us…

Well, nickel us, anyway:

Nickel-a-drink tax: Effective Jan. 1, 2009 Schwarzenegger would hike the alcohol taxes in the stat by a nickel per drink (defined as 1.5 ounces of liquor, 12 ounces of beer, or 5 ounces of wine)

What it would bring in: $293 million in 208-09 and $584 million in 2009-10.

Funny, we did the same thing back in 1990.

Actually, I’m fine with this. If you’re going to tax something, alcohol is totally fair game. If you’re sober enough to protest, this really isn’t going to affect you, anyway.

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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