Proposed Increase in Wine Excise Tax: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Trade, Productivity, and Economic Growth of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, April 9, 1986

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Page 129 - I rejoice, as a moralist, at the prospect of a reduction of the duties on wine, by our national legislature. It is an error to view a tax on that liquor as merely a tax on the rich. It is a prohibition of its use to the middling class of our citizens, and a condemnation of them to the poison of whiskey, which is desolating their houses. No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage. It is, in truth, the only...
Page 9 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Page 129 - Fix but the duty at the rate of other merchandise, and we can drink wine here as cheap as we do grog; and who will not prefer it? Its extended use will carry health and comfort to a much enlarged circle. Every one in easy circumstances (as the bulk of our citizens are) will prefer it to the poison to which they are now driven by their government. And the treasury itself will find that a penny apiece from a dozen, is more than a groat from a single one. This reformation, however, will require time.
Page 1 - JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:35 am, in room SD-628, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon.
Page 35 - Source: Compiled from data submitted in response to questionnaires of the US International Trade Commission and from official statistics of the US Department of Commerce.
Page 87 - Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, 1 thank you for the opportunity to be here today to discuss S.
Page 75 - Chairman, thank you very much for having me here today. [The prepared statement of William Frederick Lewis follows:] PREPARED STATEMENT OF WM.
Page 176 - SIR: I am writing to ask you to do whatever you can to defeat HR 10952, the Betts bill, which would reduce the number of mandatory questions in the 1970 Census. Information collected in the Census about housing and income, and data about small areas such as blocks, are invaluable to all organizations that administer services to the community. For example, all...
Page 76 - Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the budget request for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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