In the Bible Belt, Alabama politicians look to tax “sin” and spend

R Street's Cameron Smith:

If “sin taxes” are really more about improving health than politically shrewd money grabs, there should be some rational correlation between the harm the targeted products impose on the public and the assessed tax....

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