1 thought on ““Sin Taxes” are aggressively regressive”

  1. Posted 01/08/2018 at 14:55 | Permalink

    Economic evidence shows that lower prices drive economic growth generally.

    There seems to an assumption by some that as “luxury” spending power decreases that necessary items spending will not be affected. What about some poor people who when faced with higher “sin item” prices buy lower quality less nutritious food which may lead them to get fatter and less nourished?

    “Sin taxes” should be opposed because it is part of a policy structure that is often used, and designed, to patronize citizens. Patronizing manners should be stamped out even when the government or legislature is doing it. Particularly galling examples of patronizing behaviour by some MPs is when they imply that those who voted for Brexit were misled as if they were sheep.

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