(1) The argument has been made that to cut down on teenage drunk driving we should increase the federal excise tax on beer. (2) Such a measure, however, would almost certainly fail to achieve its intended result. (3) Teenagers are notoriously insensitive to cost. (4) They gladly accept premium prices for the latest style in clothes or the most popular record albums. And then, (5)those who drink and drive already risk arrest and loss of driving privileges. (6) They would not think twice about paying a little more for a six-pack. Finally, (7)the situation is not as bleak as it has been made to appear. (8) The fatality rate for teenage drivers is lower today than it has been in years.
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