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To: posterchild

And we need federal workers to approve beer labels...why?


16 posted on 01/11/2019 7:28:15 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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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 Until that law is repealed, no brewer is going to take a chance on violating it.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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