Saturday, November 24, 2007
According to the British Beer and Pub Association, the number of pints of beer sold in British pubs has declined by 22 percent since 1979. Part of the reason for this decline is a rise in taxes on the brew. In the last ten years the tax on beer has grown by 27 percent. The increased cost of barley has also added to the cost of beer. A lot of Britons have switched to wine! It boggles the mind.
We don’t want to be alarmists, but we must face the facts. The same thing could happen in America. American farmers who once grew barley are now growing corn to be made into ethanol. Democratic candidate Dr. Carl Perrin wants to see price supports for barley, so we can keep the price of beer affordable to the average working person.
Dr. Perrin does not want to see America become a country of effete, Francophile, wine-drinking snobs. Perrin is the beer-drinking man’s candidate. Perrin: a man of the people, and the people’s choice.