Taxes Pegged

Last week the Democratic majority of the House Ways & Means Committee voted to recommend to Congress the following Federal liquor tax schedule: Spirits—$2 per gal., up from $1.10. Light wines—10? per gal., up from 4¢. Heavy wines—20? per gal., up from 10¢. Fortified wines—40¢ to $2 per gal., up from 25¢ & $1.10. Domestic sparkling wines—80¢ per gal, down from $1.92. Beer—$5 per bbl., down from $6.

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