British Pubs Ban Chancellor of the Exchequer for Raising Booze Taxes

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    The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the Treasury Secretary.

    Awesome.

    Nobody has a better sense of humour than the Brits.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2008-03-27-britain-beer-tax_N.htm
     
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    I'd love to see people do that here to the President and Congress/Governor and state legislators whenever they pull stunts like that, but any establishment that did would be stormed by the FBI REAL quick.

    Hell, you can't even hire who you want in this country.
     
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    I agree 100%, but what exactly do you think the FBI would charge them with?
     
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    Since when did law enforcement in this nation, especially at the Federal level, need an excuse?

    What were the actual charges at Ruby Ridge? They send an elite team with snipers after someone for selling weapons illegally and pop his kid and wife?

    From my POV, it appears they just make shit up as they go along.
     
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    He's probably got some private club he goes to anyway. And there are these things called liquor stores.
     
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    Gotta love the Brits.
     
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    After our local smoking ban a few of the places that were going out of business refused to allow the city council members who voted for the ban into their businesses.

    Amen to that.
     
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    Kind of on the same note. There was a building in a neighboring town of mine, and in the (darkened) windows were signs that said "THIS BUSINESS WAS DESTROYED BY A BABYSITTER MAYOR" and the like. Had to tip my hat to that lad.
     
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    I'm not sure what it was, I think Parliament....but I watched them on C-Span the other day and I love the way they debate each other.

    "You sir, and your legislation, are assine."

    "Here! Here!"
     

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