Now They’ve Gone TOO FAR!

Via Insta comes this sordid tale of influence-buying and lobbyists writing legislation

A bill that could wind up severly restricting interstate booze trade—thus raising prices, limiting selection, and generally making the world a dryer place, all while giving the Commerce Clause the heave-ho when it comes to trade in beer, wine, and liquor—managed to win a hearing today from the ready-to-get-outta-Dodge House Judiciary Committee. The legislation in question is the cheesily-acronymed Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act, which would make it easier for state alcohol wholesalers to protect their monopolies.

Seriously, can we please please vote out these people?

7 Responses to “Now They’ve Gone TOO FAR!”

  1. What is this?? Prohibition Part Deux??

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Nope, it’s all about the MONEY. They want to protect their monopoly on booze distribution.

  3. Well, Prohibition was also a power grab, so I can see the similarities to it. But I thought lobbyists were no longer welcome in this administration???

  4. major dad says:

    Bing is right, it’s all about the money. They don’t want to prohibit sales but just make sure all the sales are theirs. Turds.

  5. nightfly says:

    If they could relax and maybe enjoy a bottle or two themselves, they wouldn’t be so uptight about where the rest of the bottles were sold.

  6. JeffS says:

    Yep, Mr. B, it’s all about monopolies. Washington State has a referendum this November to do away with state controlled sales of hard booze. I support this change, as the state goobermint needs a choke chain around its chubby neck.

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    I trust you will also vote against the income tax proposal some dimwit put on the Washington State ballot. When I lived there my view was always “You can have an income tax OR you can have a sales tax, but you cannot have both.” Looking at the history of New York City’s fiscal problems taught me that governments can’t get out of fiscal problems by raising taxes endlessly, only by restraining spending.

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