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prohibition by ken burns

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by billyboy07208, Oct 11, 2011.

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  1. billyboy07208

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    I was watching this on pbs,Prohibition by ken Burns.
    It appears that those in favor of prohibition were ALSO in favor of the income tax passage, because a key element to its ratification was to replace the lost revenues from banning alcohol by taxation across the board.
    ALCOHOL TAXES COMPRISED SOME 1/3 OF GOVERNMENT REVENUES UP TO THAT TIME.
    and now we have both,granted-the income tax probably would have come anyways,but the prohibition movement put the votes over the top on that one.
     
  2. GW22

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    That was a fascinating show. Some of those women were pretty nasty, LOL. Especially that old bat with the hatchet. I can't believe nobody flattened her when she walked in and trashed thier saloon.

    -Gary
     
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