Govt to increase alcohol tax again

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Bristolian » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:47 pm

If the illegal, under the covers, gambling, on sports events only, could be legalised ( we know that there is no chance when money can be made by those who turn a blind eye or profit directly) then not only could sports be financed but so could a health system that would be the envy of SE Asia.

But then I woke up. It was only a dream and not even on the radar screen of anyone of influence. TIT

Let's add to taxation because it's easy and the "in power"
can continue unimpeded.
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by STEVE G » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:54 am

Pleng wrote:Sports Fund?? :?
My thoughts exactly, if people want to amuse themselves playing sports, they should pay for it themselves. I certainly don't expect others to finance my leisure activities.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:25 am

I think something was lost in translation in that article ... though here is another one that really doesn't explain what the 'Sport Fund' is ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politic ... 54721.html
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by STEVE G » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:23 pm

buksida wrote:I think something was lost in translation in that article ... though here is another one that really doesn't explain what the 'Sport Fund' is ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politic ... 54721.html
The only thing that I can think of is that it might be something aimed at compensating organised sports, like soccer leagues, from lost revenue due to restrictions on advertising for alcohol and tobacco products.( I think they're restricted.)
I'm pretty sure that the only reason Chang sell drinking water is so that they can get around some of those restrictions.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:34 pm

Hua Hin and several other football clubs sport LEO on the front of their shirts. Does LEO have an alternative to beer?
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:42 pm

Leo IS an alternative to beer...
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by PeteC » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:48 pm

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:36 pm

So LEO is the brand name of beer only. which is strange if, "restrictions on advertising for alcohol and tobacco products" is correct.
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by STEVE G » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:46 pm

Big Boy wrote:So LEO is the brand name of beer only. which is strange if, "restrictions on advertising for alcohol and tobacco products" is correct.
Yes, I was just trying to think of a justification for why a sport fund would be required, I thought that there were restrictions on alcohol and tobacco products on TV but I've never been near to a football ground so I don't know what happens there. Do they advertise such things on hoardings?

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:08 pm

I used to think the same as you Steve. However, LEO is on every shirt
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Last season, it was definitely on advertising hoardings, but I've just looked at dozens of hoardings, and it doesn't seem to be displayed on them this season.
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by STEVE G » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:25 pm

Well if sports are already getting some of my vacation beer budget, they don't need another 2%!

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:38 pm

You'll have to pop along to Fort Thanarat to get your money back :wink: Maybe if you can drink enough, you'll qualify for a season ticket :D
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by STEVE G » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:43 pm

Big Boy wrote:You'll have to pop along to Fort Thanarat to get your money back :wink: Maybe if you can drink enough, you'll qualify for a season ticket :D
The amount I've spent on Leo over the years, I think I've probably paid for the shirts!

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:54 pm

Thank you :thumb:
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Takiap » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:48 am

I don't mind paying more for my beer, because reading that some of the money goes to a "sport fund" has made me realize I must obviously be blazing drunk from morning to night. So, now in this very brief sober moment, could someone please tell me where or when sport is played in Thailand?


I know there is some kickboxing and some village football, but where do all the school kids play tennis; swim; do athletics; cricket; rugby and etc? I can't believe I have been missing out all these years. :shock:


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