I can't believe Assemblyman Jim Beall of San Jose has the nerve to propose a $1.80 surcharge per six-pack of beer to fund anti-alcoholism programs. That's like, what, a 40 percent increase or something? And what about vodka or wine coolers, don't they contribute to alcoholism? Why target beer, and why such a huge proposed tax? It's guys like this that give Democrats a bad name. There's probably not a chance in hell this one will pass, since it seems so colossally misguided, but just to be sure, click on Beall's name above to contact him and let your beer drinking voice be heard.
If you're going to be a food activist, don't stop at tacos!
In the meantime, I recommend trying a fine Southern California beer such as Alesmith's Horny Devil.