A group of Bay Area College Republicans finally found something Republicans decided was worth protesting. Friday night, they showed up on the mean streets of San Jose to revolt against none other than–a beer tax. Yeah, we know, right?
The proposal (not yet drafted, by the way) would be designed to sort of, indirectly-ish, combat underage drinking, save the state lots of money on bad things that are related to underage drinking (i.e. car crashes) by taxing beer manufacturers, and in effect, making a six pack o’ brewskies almost $2.00 more expensive. Assembleyman Jim Beall cited studies that showed drinking among college students as a “real health problem.” Gee, well when you put it that way … read more »