Let them drink (subsidized) beer
Are we going back to the Dark Ages? Didn’t we solve our alcohol rights after Prohibition? I thought my right to drink beer would never again be challenged.
There are students at Georgetown University and most other American colleges who are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to pay for their education and beer drinking at the same time. I mean, the cost of drinking beer can reach more than $1,000 a year. I have friends who have finished college and still find it hard to finance their beer drinking.
If my friends’ businesses go bankrupt and they then need financial assistance, wouldn’t it be more cost-effective to have a government program that would just buy people’s beer in the first place?
I wish Rosie O’donnell and Anjelica Huston could explain why it is extremely civilized to have the taxpayer foot the bill for people’s beer. Apparently we don’t need to be responsible for ourselves anymore. Of course, everyone can still drink beer without the government paying for it, but apparently it is an affront to drinkers’ rights to have to pay for beer on one’s own. And here I thought I lived in a decent country. GREGORY L. MIX Brookings, S.D.