San Francisco's Mayor Opposed to Alcohol Tax
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom recently vowed to veto plans for an increased alcohol tax.
"California’s wine and alcohol industry is a healthy and vital parts of the state’s economy. This, unfortunately, means it is a prime target for politicians who would rather raise taxes than cut spending. But, while the proposed tax may temporarily fill the coffers, it will result in those wholesalers and distributors charging restaurants, vineyards, and breweries and ultimately, consumers more."
Tricks Against Trade
Regulations and Small Business
The Senate votes this week on a small business tax-break bill which also contains controversial provisions to boost community-bank loans to small business.
"One tries in vain to argue that the answer to recovery is not to artificially stimulate anything, or to overrule prices and rates in the marketplace; those are signals about underlying realities to heed and allow to play out. But beyond that, we must cut regulations that paralyze business and job creation."