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Sin Tax

A Tale of Two Taxes in Illinois: Sin Taxes and Gas Taxes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.09.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois taxpayers have been conditioned to believe that gambling is a convenient and limitless font of tax revenue just waiting to be tapped. But figures from the General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability show that state revenue from the state's 10 casinos has been in steep decline since 2005.

Food Fight: Fat Taxes Won't Slim Down Americans

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

Politicians eager to raise more revenue for dwindling coffers caused in part by higher medical costs associated with obesity are now pigging out on the idea of implementing a "fat tax" of high caloric, sugary and fatty foods to curb American's unhealthy appetites.

Cigarettes Will Cost HOW Much?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

If you think cigarettes are expensive in the United States, be glad you don't live in Australia, where the price of a pack of smokes is set to rise to...

Death vs. Taxes: Does One Delay the Other?

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

We're told death and taxes are unavoidable; is it ironic that by not having enough of the latter we get more of the former?

WATCH: Phoenix Considers 'Sin Tax' On Strip Clubs, Tattoo Parlors

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Frequenters of Phoenix strip clubs might be paying a little more than usual in the future. That's because of a potential "sin tax," first proposed ...

Tax Me Baby: The True Cost of Coke

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

Consider how much a can of Coke really costs. The price doesn't reflect the cost of medical care associated with obesity, diabetes and cardiology interventions, all fueled by the low cost of sugary drinks.

Britons Peeved By 'Sin Taxes' On Gas-Guzzlers, Alcohol, Tobacco

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Many Britons were resigning themselves to more puritanical lifestyles Thursday as they faced the prospect of "sin taxes" that will incr...