Do the math: It is 10 cents a drink

March 11, 2011

"It's not 10 cents a drink" screams the red bordered headline of a page-wide ad on the front page of Wednesday's sports section. The ad, placed by opponents of a proposed increase in alcohol taxes, illustrates its point by stating that the price of a 24 bottles of beer would increase $2.41.

Assuming that the math-challenged copywriter graduated from a Maryland school, he or she made a clear-cut case for increased education funding. And 10 cents a drink is fine by me.

Charles C. Yoder, Baltimore

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