Raise beer/alcohol taxes, save lives?

The Buffalo News published an opinion piece today that advocates a 25 cents per drink alcohol tax in New York State.  The opinion is in response to The Buffalo News’ original opinion piece in favor of expanding wine sales to supermarkets.

The closing argument:

We shouldn’t have to ask the question, “How much is it worth in alcohol deaths and accidents to raise general tax revenue?” Instead of allowing easier accessibility of alcohol, raise alcohol taxes and save lives in the process.

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