Originally Posted by TheBroonery
Well I was being a little sarcastic. Montgomery County MD (where I live) is the worst place in America to buy alcohol IMHO. The county government holds a total monopoly over alcohol distribution, making everything cost about double what it costs across the river in northern VA (It's the only county in America that does this). Plus the state just added a 9% tax to alcohol and they're talking about a 15% gas tax. It's a liberal's dream!
Ahh the necessary, but criminally over-used, evil that is taxes. That is the funny thing about taxes. So many people feel we need to owe our "fair share" but if you ask me, we pay too much with little to nothing in return. Go drive down some Michigan roads and tell me where the hell all of the gas tax is going! In someone's pockets I am certain!
Here in Tennessee the alcohol laws are pretty ridiculous. Stores cannot sell liquor and wine in the same stores as beer. Liquor/wine stores actually cannot sell anything without alcohol in it, including mixers! However, they are now allowed to sell mixers in liquor stores as long as it has 1% alcohol in it....
So, it is illegal to sell a 4 or 5% beer because of the low alcohol content, but it is legal to sell mixers with 1% because of the alcohol content...Who in the hell comes up with this?!? And stores are not allowed to sell liquor/wine on Sundays, but you can still order them at a bar or restaurant. What purpose does that serve?