Are they good or bad?
Background of sin taxes
Sin taxes are taxes added to items to help fund governmentprograms A lot of the time they are added to things that are bad for your health. Sometimes they are frustrating and sometimes they are a good thing. In our case they are a good thing. They are thinking about adding sin taxes to alcohol and tobacco.
Sin taxes added to alcohol
The government wants to add sin taxes to alcohol here in Virginia. We think that if they do it will help with underage drinking. It will keep kids from buying alcohol. We believe that it will help drunk driving. It will keep people from buying alcohol because it's too expensive.