"Unfair to producers"? Banning the whole category would not be unfair to producers. What's unfair is banning all but one product in the category.
Doesn't work. Next thing you know, the bums will switch to Rainier and cheap shit. It's a dumb idea that just doesn't work, and hurts the common man who DOES have a job and a home in the process.
I hope this kills the AIA dead.
But Gomez, for that to happen, you'd have to assume that abject failure is enough to stop a feel-good program lots of local politicos have invested personal political capital in. Or that rationality will in any way rule the day. More likely they'll just try and make ALL of Seattle an AIA.
(Of course, that won't work either, but that's not likely to stop our posturing Mayor and Councilmembers from trying it anyway!)
I walk by PILES of empty Icehouse cans every day, and see certain local "outdoor drinkers" drinking Icehouse every day. These boys aren't drinking it for the flavor. Icehouse: over 8 percent. Run-of-the-mill cheap beer has what, 3.5 to 5 percent? I don't know. I'm new in town, and don't know if the AIA has helped, but I'll be damned if I don't see Icehouse cans all over my neighborhood (Lower Queen Anne).
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