Death, Taxes and Beer

Today in 1933, Prohibition ended! A perfect lesson that the only thing that changes things is change…except death and taxes.   What changed?  

Before prohibition, about 40% of government income was taxes on wine, beer and liquor, so the gov replaced with a national income tax during prohibition.  

But on this day drinking AND the liquor tax were back…and  politicians were fine keeping the income tax.  Cheers

old photo of drinking beer celebrating the end of prohibition in 1933

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