Sharp drop in drink deaths follows alcohol price rise

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minipaws wrote:

Decreasing the pay of government workers and their pensions would decrease the national debt. Why aren’t we using the same logic?

Feb 07, 2013 8:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
minipaws wrote:

Decreasing the pay of government workers and their pensions would decrease the national debt. Why aren’t we using the same logic?

Feb 07, 2013 8:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlDorman wrote:

That would make sense to a Republican, wouldn’t it?

Feb 07, 2013 9:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

First smokes, now booze – next, soft drinks and snacks.

Feb 07, 2013 9:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jameson4Lunch wrote:

Wonder how long before my farts get a carbon tax.

Feb 07, 2013 10:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

You can make 90 proof wine from grape juice or apple juice, and make 4 gallons for $20.00. Alcoholics will not do without.
Just a lame excuse to shove more money and profits to corporations and take rights away from working people.
Off course wealthy alcoholics will be able to buy truckloads of the stuff.

Feb 07, 2013 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
minipaws wrote:

I am not a Republican. I am tired of our government spending all of our money while blaming it on the the other party. Both parties spend too much. But we make it easy because we believe the “its the other party’s fault” line. Meanwhile in Washington DC they are laughing at us all the way to their vote on their pet project.

Feb 07, 2013 11:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
guest13579 wrote:

Well this is just common sense – raise the price of something and people will have to buy less of it. Why not go ahead and raise the price so only the 1% can afford it? Here’s a novel idea … how about people being responsible for their own decisions? If someone wants to go out and get wasted, that’s their choice. If they die because of their choice, too bad for them. If they kill someone because of their choice, they have to pay the consequences. It shouldn’t be up to the govt to regulate every single little detail of our lives.

Feb 07, 2013 11:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
txguy2112 wrote:

Yes let’s ban high capacity bottles while we are at it

/sarcasm

Feb 07, 2013 12:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

This is in Canada.

Alcohol is very easy to make. Americanguy, no, wine can only get to about 30 proof. you need to distill to get 90 proof, although that is not hard either. Indeed, producing wine and then distilling to brandy is incredibly easy, and even when the wine is not that good the brandy can be.

I see it now, we will grow our economy by driving more things into black markets, thus increasing the numbers of criminals in organized groups and thus having more to lock into prisons which will create jobs for americans. Let’s see, guns, booze, I assume tobacco next and so on. Brilliant!

Feb 07, 2013 3:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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