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FDA trying to add taxes to your beer


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#1    OverSword

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

God how I despise this type of unescessary crap.  From the article:

For generations brewers have been selling leftover brewing grains to farmers to feed to their livestock, but now the feds want to interfere and make that transaction harder and more expensive, a move that will drive up the costs of both beer and food.

But America's breweries and farmers are not taking this quietly.
"The whole brewing community was shocked about it," Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, told Fox News.
Currently brewers make deals with farmers where the farmers cart off the used grains. Often the deal is done without cost to both parties.
"We're trading, giving something of value to each other and working it out. I think that's one of the really great things, and people really hate to see the government get involved in something where they can just as easily stay out of this," Deth said.
But under the new rules, the grains would be regulated like pet foods and would have to meet FDA regulations for food safety. These regulations would cost both farmers and brewers more than a handshake.
Naturally there isn't a single report in the entire history of these grain deals of harm coming to either livestock or humans. Regardless, regulators in Washington have found yet another thing to interfere in and, yet again, the feds want to stop Americans from doing something they've done since the country was young.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

I'm not sure about dad's response to this when I tell him but I know for a fact that he won't be happy about it.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:29 PM

The government as a whole, has found a multitude of ways to keep siphoning money from our pockets.  Fines, taxes, levies, fees, licences, etc. etc.

Unwittingly or no, they are destroying the very fabric they are here to serve.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

Don't bother me none since I don't buy beer.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

This b*llsh!t makes my ******* blood boil! Government sticking its greedy nose in to where it can make some more money out of hard working people. No doubt so they can buy more drones to blow people up with as well as putting more money into recruiting uneducated, ignorant bullies for what effectively is now a 'police force' to rival the SS!

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 16 April 2014 - 06:30 PM, said:

Don't bother me none since I don't buy beer.

The price of beef will go up too...no more free food for the cows.

After someone hauls it off how could the breweries know where they dumped it or if it was incinerated? ;) :whistle:


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:40 PM

*smashes beer bottle*
Just try it....

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

Eh.. I prefer import, and don't drink much anyway, so I'm used to paying a bit more anyway. Just can't stomach most American brews.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

View PostDecoNoir, on 16 April 2014 - 06:41 PM, said:

Eh.. I prefer import, and don't drink much anyway, so I'm used to paying a bit more anyway. Just can't stomach most American brews.

I love some of the micro-brewed beers. We have dozens of micro-breweries around here.

This is part of the whole organic movement...buy local, recycle, re-use and barter. People are going back to grass roots and the government has to try and cash in.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 16 April 2014 - 06:30 PM, said:

Don't bother me none since I don't buy beer.
Did you read the article?  It will affect foor prices as well.  Why do people always, always always comment without reading??????


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:45 PM

View PostDecoNoir, on 16 April 2014 - 06:41 PM, said:

Eh.. I prefer import, and don't drink much anyway, so I'm used to paying a bit more anyway. Just can't stomach most American brews.
You need to try some of Colorado, Oregon and Washingtons Micro brews then.  Corporate beer sucks.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:30 PM

All I have to say is "Leave alone my beef and beer", they are my favorite fruits.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

i too not a big fan of domestic beer, i drink mostly duval and red stripe, becks, but it is only a matter of time untill they extend the tax to all beers, not just domesticly brewed.  they cracked opened the door, from here they can only open it wider.

and for those that do not drink, or eat meat, i'll see what you'll say when they impose luxary tax on cosmetic.  but hey i do not use cosmetic, so i should not care one bit,

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:40 PM

Not only that, I'll bet they "decide" that it's an unsafe practice to just dump the leftover brewer's grains and then charge the brewers to "properly dispose of hazardous waste"....how much you wanna bet on it?

Insanity.

And people see no harm in the GOV just getting bigger and bigger...makes my head spin.  They take and take and when they have spent all that, they invent new ways to take more...spend that...borrow some...levy some new taxes, fees and it goes on and on....but there is a segment that just thinks the GOV does no wrong  and all of this is necessary "for the good of the people"...whatever man...time to start brewing your own...tastes better and you might get to control whether GMO's are included...

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

now you're using "breitbart" as a source? come on, they're not even real journalists.

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