Thursday, July 14, 2011
What no Beer? !!!
In Minnesota those could be fightin words. First beer then wine and then other liquors but I'm sure when they run out of smokes it'll be a different story. If this goes too long this could be the start of a 21st century prohibition era for the state. I'd bet the bible thumpers are just delighted but they may have forgotten what happened when booze was banned in this country. I'm sure the hooch runners and hoarders are setting up to make a neat profit once store shelves are empty of popular brands. This time around Smokey and the Bandit won't have far to make their Coors run.
And just how stupid is all this fighting over taxes and budget? Slap a tax on any product and the company just passes the cost on to the consumer. A three or five cent a can tax on a can of beer is not going to stop people from drinking and the company does not need to lay off workers because of a tax. The end benefit is services for the state and a bit of help for the disabled and elderly.
But as this drags on I wonder what other products and services this will affect.
I'm sure the folks in surrounding states will all be singing "In Minnesota there is no beer!"