4/18/2007

Wisconsin Senate approves free beer samples

More sensible legislation from the Democrats

MADISON - Beer lovers of Wisconsin, rejoice!
Thanks to the state Senate, you're a step closer to getting a free (yes, free!) half-can of beer. The Senate approved a bill on an unanimous voice vote Tuesday that allows grocery and liquor stores to hand out samples of up to 6 ounces of free beer per day to people of legal drinking age. The Assembly was expected to take up the measure later Tuesday.

Current state law allows wineries, but not brewers, to offer up to 6 ounces of free samples. Sen. Pat Kreitlow, D-Chippewa Falls, home of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., is the bill's main sponsor. He said the measure is designed to help beer manufacturers compete with wine makers.

4 comments:

I'll take a Creamy Dark Please said...

It's just good to see that the legislature has set it priorities in
good order.
Issues like stagnant wages, affordable healthcare, and assitance to seniors are in their rightful place behind free beer.

cato said...

According to Black's Law dictionary, a license is permission from competent authority to commit a tort or trespass. Accordingly, selling alcohol, like driving or getting married, is criminal in this country. Since people love driving, drinking and getting laid (esp. all at once), the government must put some time to allow some people to break the law by giving them permission to do so. It keeps the people happy enough to not revolt.

Bill me at the Gates of Hell said...

You forgot to mention operating Windows Operating system as being criminal. That requires a licence from a non-government authority.

Blogging without a licence, perhaps
a capital crime?

Cato said...

Hopefully.