Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

Parse-imony – Sin Tax

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline: 

Racing, alcohol tax on tap for General Assembly’s final day

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers will debate today an increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages and how to subsidize troubled horse racing tracks as the General Assembly pushes toward midnight adjournment. [It is extremely interesting that the Maryland elected officials are looking to tax citizen who prefer to imbibe while at the same time give money to (although “subsidize” sounds much better) folks who run another “sin tax” operation leaving little doubt who has better lobbyists.]

Put Down the Oatmeal…

We are bludgeoned daily about eating right.  Eat oatmeal, don’t eat bacon (a very sad statement), lots of fruit, lots of veggies, wash everything, eggs are bad, coffee is, I cannot remember whether coffee is good or bad right now.  Same for milk…good to grow strong bones bad because of the fat, hormones, antibiotics, and cows are probably uncomfortable when the milk is “removed” from their udders.

Finally some research that we can use: