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New Bottled Brews Delayed By Government Shutdown
NPR ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | Hope Kirwan

Posted on 01/11/2019 7:15:33 AM PST by posterchild

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To: posterchild

This whole shutdown is slowly educating people that the Federal Government does WAAAAAAY too much.

Agitprop stories like this are sure to backfire.


21 posted on 01/11/2019 7:44:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: posterchild

I really hope this shutdown continues! It is eye opening how much unnecessary givernment is being revealed. Next we’ll be reading that the super bowl is cancelled because of the shutdown! Unfortunately, that might get half the conseratives in this country to forget the wall.


22 posted on 01/11/2019 7:57:43 AM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I was thinking the same thing though I’m not convinced their ‘progressive’ listeners will come to that conclusion.


23 posted on 01/11/2019 7:57:59 AM PST by posterchild (anti-science: thinking a fetus is distinct from a tumor and sex is determined by chromosomes)
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To: posterchild

We’ll just have to suffer along with only 100,000 or so...

NPR is really scraping the bottom of the keg to make the shutdown seem terrible.


24 posted on 01/11/2019 8:11:03 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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Blue laws and revenue. What a great example of another government agency that is totally unnecessary. The FDA already has excessive rules. A redundant agency only a government could dream about. Look at the label standards promulgated by the FDA. How much recalled pork was there last month from a mislabeled product? Now if we could start shutting down the other 85% of Federal Government... [Yes, I know the FDA is partially closed, but why are there redundant agencies?]


25 posted on 01/11/2019 8:14:54 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects; starve the bastards)
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To: posterchild

Does this mean we will see cans of beer labeled as they were on some TV shows back in the 1950s? Simply...”BEER”.


26 posted on 01/11/2019 8:17:57 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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I remember generic ‘beer’ cans on grocery shelves in the 1980’s. A friend bought some to take to a friend of his in Germany as a joke.


27 posted on 01/11/2019 8:35:56 AM PST by posterchild (anti-science: thinking a fetus is distinct from a tumor and sex is determined by chromosomes)
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To: bigbob
And we need federal workers to approve beer labels...why?

Short answer: because Congress, in its infinite wisdom, has said that it's a crime to sell beer otherwise. Until that law is repealed, no brewer is going to take a chance on violating it.

Longer answer: because the federal excise tax on beer is a function of the amount of beer in a can or bottle and the amount of alcohol in the beer. (Notice that it's the Treasury Department that's in charge of enforcement.)

28 posted on 01/11/2019 8:44:29 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
And what is going to happen if the brewer just go ahead and paste labels on their product. There is no one around to enforce the regulation.

They will be prosecuted as soon as the shutdown lifts. Or at least are not willing to take that chance.

29 posted on 01/11/2019 8:46:02 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: posterchild

Fire all these clowns. Talk about a useless function ...


30 posted on 01/11/2019 8:57:23 AM PST by IronJack
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To: CIB-173RDABN

It is actually much worse than that. In Wickard v. Filburn (1942), FDR’s commies on the Supreme Court ruled that Congress could regulate the amount of wheat grown on a farm even though the wheat was never even sold but was instead used to feed the farmer’s own animals on the same farm. The wheat never even left the farm! Their so-called reasoning was something like: if thousands of farmers did what this guy did, it would have an impact on interstate commerce because substantially less wheat would be purchased from interstate commerce.


31 posted on 01/11/2019 9:33:05 AM PST by Stingray51
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That is what I was thinking but was too lazy to look it up.

Thanks for adding to the information stream.


32 posted on 01/11/2019 9:39:20 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: posterchild

Another first world problem laid at the feet of POTUS Trump.


33 posted on 01/11/2019 9:40:34 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (It is better to live one day as a lion than one hundred years as a sheep)
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Why am I not surprised that there’s a federal agency that approves beer labels? Seems to me that you have 2 labels... a “standard format label (telling alcohol content, and telling preggers they really shouldn’t indulge), and the other which is the total discretion of the brewer.

See that? I just elimitated a wasteful government bureau!


34 posted on 01/11/2019 10:30:59 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: posterchild

Boy, the libtard media is out to find every “sob” story they can about how hard the shutdown is on the “American people”. This one has to be one of the most idiotic. Drink moonshine instead, it is done without government employees!


35 posted on 01/11/2019 12:10:43 PM PST by falcon99
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