SMH - A SURVEY of 1000 Australians found more than half would support a levy on alcohol sales to fund alcohol treatment and prevention services. Australian National Council on Drugs executive officer Gino Vumbaca said a small levy of five or 10cents per drink would go a long way towards financing education campaigns and treatment services.It would be nice if only those who binge drink and abuse alcohol are targeted by charging them for the costs of their habit, but we all know that ain't gonna to happen, we're not big on personal responsibility here in the West. I know some folks won't like this because those of us who drink in moderation are also caught up in this but the way I see it, it's better than just screwing over the taxpayer, drinkers and non-drinkers alike.
-- R.G. Menzies
LIBERTARIAN/CONSERVATIVE DIGEST AND COMMENTARY FROM AN ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGIST in Brisbane, Australia. My academic publications are widely read
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Alcohol abuse - A step in the right direction?
By MathewK on Sunday, March 30, 2008
Labels: Alcohol Abuse, Responsibility, Taxes
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