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Charge the users of the detox center, not the innocent taxpayer
May 3, 2012 - Bruce Calhoun, Riverton
Here we go again, more bureaucratic bull.
I'm talking about our city officials wanting to pass higher taxes on alcohol to help pay for the Alcohol Crisis Center by charging the innocent.
What should happen is that they charge the people that are receiving the benefits from the center (a bed, food and counseling). They could garnish the per capita payments that they receive, and for the other 15 percent they could garnish their wages.
That way the people that are required to use the facility are paying their own way. By requiring them to pay for the services they receive they would have less money to spend on more alcohol.