Sin taxes could save budgets
I think this is a wonderful Idea. they should raise alcohol taxes too. and make a law that says a certain portion of the tax increase goes to education, and maybe another portion to public safety. I also would look at gambling (Oh No! the dreaded G-word) and tax it hard and put the money towards education at all levels including college. Raising lottery ticket prices and upping the amount on so-called sin taxes would be an instant source of revenue and would be a rather stable one. Plus you would not have to worry about a revolt among the people who are affected. Since it is in effect a volunteer tax, only the drunkards and the addicts would complain.