Public Finance discussion

Some user fees such as excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes are used to influence behavior. Is discouraging the used of these products an appropriate role for government? Are excise taxes a useful tool for influencing behavior in these areas? Should excise taxes on these products be earmarked for specific purposes? If yes, what types of activity should they support? In your opinion, are excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes too high? Too low? Explain your reasoning.

 REMEMBER: Your posting to the question should be a minimum of 250 words. You must include 2 references in your original posting to support your perspective and list them in APA format. Your response posting does not require references.