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Alcohol tax looms.

The White House reported last week that it would cost $30 to $90 billion to carry out President Clinton's campaign promise of guaranteed health care for all Americans, and Administration officials are reportedly considering new taxes to generate revenue.

Increased taxes on alcoholic beverages are on the list, according to confidential papers from the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. According to a report in the New York Times, a task force memorandum proposes "Increasing taxes on alcohol and tobacco products, pollutants, guns and things that contribute to health problems."
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Feb 22, 1993
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