An Alcohol Tax is a policy where alcoholic beverages are taxed.
This tax brings in money based on how many Drinkers are in the country. It also discourages people from drinking, causing a drop in the membership rate of Drinkers (which also drops the income from the tax) and increases the average Lifespan of the citizenry. However, the tax doesn't stop people from drinking; it merely forces them to pay more, regardless of how much they can afford to. Because of this, an alcohol tax not only brings the ire of Drinkers but also upsets the Poor, increases the severity of Poverty, and causes a loss in Equality.
However, it can be quite useful in reducing alcohol abuse.
Raise cost: 9
Lower cost: 4
Cancel cost: 9
- Poor, 0% to -20%