Let them drink (sub­si­dized) beer

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

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.

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