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(VinePair)   Consumer groups sue the Treasury Department to put nutrition facts labels on alcoholic beverages. This is not a repeat from 2003   (vinepair.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, consumer group coalition, Consumer protection, alcohol labels, United States Department of the Treasury, Consumer health, Public Interest  
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2022-10-06 4:42:36 AM  
The Treasury department regulates alcohol? That maybe explains a few things.
 
2022-10-06 6:27:22 AM  
They also want "standard drinks" on the containers.  Here is a hint:  If a wine bottle doesn't list 5 and a beer can 1, someone screwed up and the numbers on the package are meaningless.

/only applies for common sizes can and bottles.
 
2022-10-06 6:51:19 AM  

edmo: The Treasury department regulates alcohol? That maybe explains a few things.


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this is how I knew that
 
2022-10-06 8:25:37 AM  
Lots of luck with that. I'm certain even BeerBro would vote against it.
 
2022-10-06 9:21:09 AM  

edmo: The Treasury department regulates alcohol? That maybe explains a few things.


You didn't think the government was going after moonshiners bc they were worried about hillbillies going blind, did you? It's always been bc the government isn't getting their cut off the moonshine sales.
 
2022-10-06 9:35:36 AM  
Hi all!
I don't make it here much, since I became a boom-scroller on the war thread. I wanted to chime in on this one. Basically, nutritional labeling acknowledges alcoholic beverages to be a food (shudder). It would open the door for terrible things, like permissibility to make drinking safer by adding B-12, or vitamin C. Much like bongs, making naughty habits safer in our society can't be allowed. I'll try to stop in more often.
 
2022-10-06 9:42:07 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: You didn't think the government was going after moonshiners bc they were worried about hillbillies going blind, did you? It's always been bc the government isn't getting their cut off the moonshine sales.


It's not moonshine if its taxed - then it's white dog.
 
2022-10-06 9:43:28 AM  

fasahd: Hi all!
I don't make it here much, since I became a boom-scroller on the war thread. I wanted to chime in on this one. Basically, nutritional labeling acknowledges alcoholic beverages to be a food (shudder). It would open the door for terrible things, like permissibility to make drinking safer by adding B-12, or vitamin C. Much like bongs, making naughty habits safer in our society can't be allowed. I'll try to stop in more often.


I mean, would those things really make alcohol that much safer? Alcohol is some pretty nasty stuff in terms of what it does to you, and I say that as a drinker. I mean, maybe it does for all I know, but it doesn't seem like it would
 
2022-10-06 10:06:24 AM  
Yup. I knew because of the term "revenuer".
 
2022-10-06 10:40:16 AM  
Three square meals a day. Beer in the morning, wine at lunch, and gin in the evening.
Maybe some foodstuff along with them.
Nutrition
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2022-10-06 7:31:34 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: You didn't think the government was going after moonshiners bc they were worried about hillbillies going blind, did you? It's always been bc the government isn't getting their cut off the moonshine sales.


The reasons they went after Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay wasn't becasue they were despicable criminals but because they found away to cheat the US tax system to the tune of billions of dollars.  The Hussein bothers were selling American tobacco to Europe relabeled as Iraqi tobaccy.  The export duty of American tobacco is related to how much sin tax the other country imposes so that the US gets about the same amount.  England had a high tax for direct imports but when the Husseins imported US tobacco via Spain which had no tax and no duty, they could repackage American made cigarettes sold into England without the US tax on them.  They repeated for much of the rest of Europe.  The revenuers didn't like that.
 
2022-10-07 2:41:52 PM  
Soon uhhh basically a list of carbs?
 
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