First off: You can't compare macrobrews to microbrews. To me, yes, Coast and Holy City beer is worth the extra money, but you're not really saving lots of money by going to the brewer which is what this bill is about.
This bill is really about the right of the brewery owner to sell from their door. I can buy the beer in 64 oz growlers, or a flight up to 16 ozs, but nothing in between. I can't buy a single pint, or a 1/2 growler. Then there are the styles of beer that necessitate higher ABV's. Wineries can sell up to 16%, but beer is capped down around 5% (I forgot the exact number). The brewers have lots of legal hurdles when they try to have promotional events at the brewery to promote their brand. It's an income stream that they are being denied just because they make beer instead of wine as wineries don't have these restrictions.
I love my Coast beer. I drive an extra hour to pick it up on thursdays fresh with a smile from the owners. I'm not really getting it cheaper, but I like the community of other beer enthusiasts that tend to gather there on Thursdays and Saturdays. I like the shindigs down at Holy City, and as a homebrewer I would have *Loved* to meet C. Papazian who went there recently (Out of town on business, sorry I missed it). These small businesses cannot compete with macrobrews on price or availability, they must foster a solid working relationship with their outlets and consumers.
Pop the Cap, SC!
Corporate beer getting preferential treatment by law == bad.
Corporate TV and aeronautics getting preferential treatment by law == good.
The lobbyists have been in charge of the SC government for a very long time. The big liquor distributors got pissed when they were taken out of the direct chain when mini bottles were replaced. Up until then, they received a cut on every single drink legally served in the state. They still have not gotten over that. What I am saying is when I go in to a place like the Tattooed Moose, and see that a pint of Yuengling is $3.00, and a pint of a local craft is $6.00, I wonder if the craft is twice as good. Maybe, maybe not. Same for where I eat. Good steaks at Oak vs. good steaks at a nice place West of the Ashley vary in price incredibly for the same meat. I'm not a cheap skate, but when your tab for a few rounds of craft vs. domestic varies by $20.00 or so, one begins to think about their entertainment budget. I"d just like some consideration taken by whoever sells this stuff for the working guy out here.
The breweries should be able to sell as much as they want, any time they want, at any price they want, just like a bar can. They are in business to sell beer, and if they think they can stay afloat with no retail partners (they'll have no retail partners if they always undercut, or screw over their outlets) that should be their business.
The blue laws surrounding beer need to go. Wine protectionism needs to go.
The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a 3D printer gun is a good guy with a 3D printer gun.
One world rebuttal: Argentina
Id never thought much about my gun rights until the controversy started. I like many Americans only half believed they were seriously heading for a full on ban. How harmful could a registry be? My friends asked. The media wasn't doing much to promote people claiming they had rights calling them wing-nuts and lunatics... That is until they themselves were targeted. You are right though everyone has the right to use their words. Frankly, I'm glad when they do because I like knowing what my opponents are thinking. I came across an article tonight that made my heart stop for a beat. http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/21/117… It seems the extreme liberals DO have a plan for total stripping of our second amendment rights. The rest will fall quickly if they succeed.
@mat-asswhipe - How much do illegal Messicans, 75% black illegitimacy, Muslims coming here as "refugees", and the 10s of millions that suck off the gubment teat thanks to institutional slavery via 50 years of painfully flawed social welfare programs cost the 50% of hard working tax paying Americans???
If a libtard ever passed an economics class and actually understood the principles it would be a first!!
@artrogue - You know libtards would never say Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and others are stupid for their beliefs. They will never admit that Islam is the root issue in world wide terrorism and they will never call Muslims out for the vicious acts of violence perpetrated on women & little girls. Nope. Only Christians are morons, idiots, stupid, backwards, and hate women!!
I was surprised during the election that no one ever mentions how Sanford joined the SC National Guard to quote " set an example of commitment for his young sons".
So after getting in being trained etc at taxpayer expense his unit was called up for deployment. Sanford at that point quit the guard saying he was too important as Gov to go serve with his fellow guardsmen. Surprised Curtis Bostic a Marine never brought that up.
Sanford has always been a self serving ,grandstanding, hypocrite who never practices what he preaches. No matter what your political stripes are this guy in unfit to represent anyone except himself.
He first ran as a political outsider and was a staunch advocate of term limits and opponent of career politicians. What ever happened to that?
The only upside is that he is highly entertaining to watch the crazy @%# he does.
It's clear some of the people commenting above don't understand that this isn't about productions getting a tax break, it's about a direct cash subsidy. On wages to SC labor, it's 25% cash subsidy on each dollar paid. If Reckless pays $100,000 in wages, then SC cuts them a check for $25,000. If the set decorator spends $100,000 on furniture & props in SC, then the state cuts them a check for $30,000 (30% credit for vendors).
It won't matter if the program supports 6000 or more jobs/taxpayers, because the wages for those jobs will be getting the 25% subsidy. Unless the SC state income tax in 25%, there is NO way the state gets close to breaking even. Worse yet, the state will pay for 20-cents of each $1 paid to non-resident labor--people who don't even live or pay taxes in the state.
Reckless should be the name of the incentive, not the show.
Tara, the hypocrisy goes beyond black & white. You didn't report the fact that the black student in question was the daughter of a high ranking CCSD official!! This is CCSD officials attacking a CCSD student to send a message of, "Don't mess with my kid - I work at 75 Calhoun!" The fact that high ranking CCSD officials believe they can abuse their position means they should not be working for OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT. It is not only hypocritical of CCSD it is a blatant abuse of power. Please write a follow-up story on the additional law suits. Lets root this thing out.
How about a cute little grocery store right there? We need one on that side of town!
I am a big fan since I 1st come across your music on You Tube a few months ago! I am inspired to practice each time I play any one of your wonderful videos.
If you ever plant to perform in the Chicago area, I am so there!
If not, I'll have to make a special trip
this year to catch your live performance..
Keep up the great work, Seth!
God Bless you!
So, if I go to one of the breweries around here, I can buy a few pints? Are the limited as to how much they can charge? I heard they have to be competitive with neighboring bars and restaurants. Well, the price of a pint of small craft breweries varies about $3.00/pint depending on whether or not you are downtown Chas., on King St, or in N. Chas on Dorchester Rd. where a local brewery is located. Vast differences in prices.
The Grand Douche has spoken... Again. Keep up the good fight Matt... One day you'll be able to say you were whining before it was cool!
If someone in the Boy Scouts is gay, they are evidently a party to illicit underage sexual activity and possible a sex offender. Or are gays exempt from such laws?
I don't think you know what you're talking about. First of all, most people do not know who that star is anyway so that was not very effective to name drop a name that doesn’t mean anything to anyone. Also, the tax incentives cannot be used for individual use. No cast or crew member can use it for their personal shopping. It is a corporate tax incentive that is used to make purchases for the production. So the set buyers, props buyers, costume buyers, production office, etc. can make large purchases to local retail and will have the incentive to continue shopping and thus supporting the local retail in a very large way (they just happen to not have to pay sales taxes). This would not have a negative effect at all to the local companies (that tax money would go to the government anyway). Instead, it is only helping those local retail companies by having increased sales, on a very large scale. And like the person who commented about how Boeing helps our local economy, there is a trickle-down effect and the film incentive bill will only help, not hurt, you and me.
I have missed something. How is a remark about someone eating fried chicken racist? Fried Chicken is as Southern as apple pie. Did Sergio imply Tiger was a Southerner? Well that would be a real put down as in the media's favorite comment when things are falling apart, "Going South." Someone needs to put an end to such arrant regionalism.
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