Yes or go out and steal to make the extra money, crime goes up Therefore insurance goes up. Then tax payers money is used to pay for police to investigate the crimes & ultimately to then convict the offenders. & if (& I did say IF) they go to jail who pays to keep them there ? The more likely outcome is there crimes are blamed on alcohol dependency & they are sent to rehab again at tax payers expense, they get out of rehab and just crack on the same as before.
Also am i right in thinking that alcoholics in the UK are given a daily alowance for to feed there habit & to keep them from stealing ?. So if the price goes up will they put this alowance up ? Therefore defeating the object, The non working sickness claiming alci gets his paid for but the honest working guy on minimum wage cant afford his 3 or 4 pints on a Friday after a hard week at work (while paying tax which is ultimately paying to keep the dole dosing alci in beer).