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17 August 2007 @ 10:47 am
Let's dump some Ahrn City into the Mon n'at  
Time to rally, Allegheny county... find your PA state senator and ask them not to pave the way for the proposed Allegheny County alcohol tax.

That is, unless you want to pay 10% more for alcohol.

I can't imagine how anything like this will ever pass here- it's already been blocked once- but this state does have its ridiculous blue laws. Just called my senator (Costa), hopefully a lot more people will, too. Otherwise, I plan to buy all my booze in Washington County from now on. Not like I buy much- if any- but I'm sure as heck not going to submit to a retarded arbitrary tax.
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Akabane says noamethyst_hunter on August 18th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Wow, there's a bullshit tax if ever there was one.

Frankly in this day and age I'm amazed that there are STILL such 'blue' laws on the books anywhere. I ran into that a lot when I still lived in Florida (where believe you me, the beer - at least in the section I lived in - flowed more freely than the bullshit out of a fundie's mouth). Like you said, people want it bad enough, they're just going to go get it elsewhere. Or brew their own...there's a reason the term 'moonshine' exists.
Miusheri: cookie_omfgmiusheri on August 18th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was the same thing with gambling here. At first, gambling was illegal in PA... so, nobody gambled, right? Wrong! Anyone who wanted to gamble just drove an hour west to West Virginia and went to the casinos there. Finally, someone woke up and said, "Hey, wait a minute... if we build casinos here, we wouldn't keep losing money to WV!" Which is what paved the way for 70,000 slot machines for the state. My parents live near one of the new PA casinos. It was madhouse when it first open, and it still attracts tons of business. They will be building a second casino in downtown Pittsburgh as well, but people are still quibbling over where exactly it will be built.

At least you can get beer in grocery stores in FL, right? You can't here, it's retarded. There are special state-sanctioned beer distributors you have to buy from, and you usually have to buy by the case (it's hard to find a six-pack). A lot of these distributors are worried about this tax, and so are small restaurant owners. They rallied to block it before, I hope they're successful again! Even the local news channel that did a story on it didn't have a single positive argument for the proposed tax. Who the hell is supporting it? ^_^*