TAX RISES WON’T SOLVE PROBLEMS
I DON'T know what it is about the Labor Party but for some reason they seem to think that simply increasing taxes will solve just about any problem.
However, I would suggest that before Mr McGowan rushes headlong into controlling the price of lower end wines by increasing their price (tax), he should recognise that many people, such as pensioners and low-paid workers, most of whom have no problem with alcohol consumption, can only afford the lower priced brands and are quite happy to have a glass or two at night while they remember the times when this country wasn't the control freak's paradise it has become since 2007.
An example of the stupidity of brain snap decisions was Rudd's so called Alcopops tax and that worked a treat didn't it?
Why governments think that it's fair to punish everyone for the actions of the minority has always escaped me and it's about time it stopped.