Dedicate taxes to temperance — 1933

The Federal Bar Association of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut urged that 2 percent of new federal liquor taxes go for temperance education – from page 301 of Tax on Intoxicating Liquor, Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, 73d Congress, Interim, 1st and 2d Sessions (Dec. 11-14, 1933). (Carryover page says “of Education.”)

Dedicate taxes

The economic conditions of the Depression did not allow that diversion of revenue.  But some of Washington State’s tax on marijuana does go for temperance education.


Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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