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The American issue. [volume] (Westerville, Ohio) 1912-19??, May 01, 1932, Image 1

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AMERICAN
ISSUE
ILLINOIS EDITION
MAY, 1932
The WETS Say
Legislation of manufacture and sale of beer
would yield the federal government a rev
enue of from a half billion to one and a
half billion dollars annually.
The STATISTICAL ABSTRACT
of the UNITED STATES Says_
The highest revenue ever collected on beer
in the history of the nation was $126,286,
000, the war-time tax collected in 1918.
— U. S. Statistical Abstract, 1922, p. 563
The average m annual federal revenue
from beer|,foii tffe five years before the
World WaF wrts $58,699,000.
Morethap t^jj tithes as much beer would
have to be %acfe af was produced before
the war. or %iore than ten times the tax
would have to be levied on the beer drink
er, to bring in the revenue promised by
the wets.

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