A Boston City Council hearing is slated Wednesday on a proposal from City Council President Bill Linehan and Councilor Frank Baker to levy a 2 percent tax on all alcohol sales, which they say would generate $20 million for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.
More taxes are not the answer.
We've heard this before: Boston Councilors Seek New Tax On Alcohol:
“[In 2010], Massachusetts voters repealed the new sales tax on package store transactions. The [Massachusetts Restaurant Association] agrees with Governor [Charlie] Baker that we need to get past the common impulse to solve problems by imposing [tax] hikes on individuals and businesses,” the association said in a statement replying to the Boston tax plan."DON'T TAX MY BEER
Disclosure: I'm a part owner of Lord Hobo Brewing Company.