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U.S. pockets $20.6 bln in sin taxes in FY'09

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by zeezee, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    "The U.S. federal government collected $20.6 billion in taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition in fiscal year 2009, up 41 percent from the previous fiscal year, according to the annual report of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau."

    U.S. pockets $20.6 bln in sin taxes in FY'09 | Reuters
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I saw that report yesterday as well. It's kind of a double edged sword. More people purchasing firearms; good thing. More money into the coffers of the ATF; not so much so.
     
  3. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    maybe they can pay down some of the deficit with that :)

    It would be like throwing a few pennies at it lol