Wisconsin's public hearing to consider raising the beer tax was today, with lots of folks showing up both for and against. I must say I agree with Alvin Ott, R- 3rd District "We cannot do it alone ladies and gentlemen.. laws aren't going to solve this problem. and neither is money... It's about the people in the state of Wisconsin and how we want to continue to tolerate irresponsibility.. and the cost."
I enjoy a tasty beer quite a bit, but I would NEVER drive after drinking. Some people are responsible, and some are not. Without question, those who behave irresponsibly should be restricted--something like Green Bay's "no sell" list (mentioned in the Tribune article) is a good idea. Driving under the influence is inexcusable, and should be met with steep fines for every incident. To raise money, punish drunk driving offendors, not small breweries and responsible beer consumers.
For more info: http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11306649