>When their tax increases actually do start to result in decreased sales, hence
>decreased tax revenue, you never have heard so much bitching and moaning.
There is no way that would even happen here in Illinois. If you look at the state
legislators' campaign funds, the biggest donors are the alcohol wholesalers.
Decreased sales would not only piss off the biggest donors, but probably
decrease their campaign contributions as well.
I consider wholesalers fees to be another form of alcohol taxation, but the money
goes to campaign funds, not the general budget.
In America, all votes are counted equally. The counting is done by
accountants. One dollar = one vote. Hence the three tier alcohol