|Originally posted by Lilith |
Beer is a damn sight less nasty than cans of sugar, water, spirits and god knows what else gets chucked in there.
"in order to combat teen binge drinking"
This sort of sums up the failure of Rudd/Howard, making it expensive won't do a thing, kids have tons of cash from casual jobs and generally live at home so they don't really pay a lot of rent.
That and the joyful irresponsibility of youth means they just don't give a damn
Yeah, it's a bit of a joke, lol.
I dunno though, maybe I was a cheap little shit when I was a teenager, but there's no way in hell I would have paid $15-$20 for a 4-pack of Smirnoff Ice or something Back then it was only $20 for a cheap bottle of vodka. Or, better yet, $7.99 for 4 litres of goon! (Handy hint: If the goon-bag is empty or close enough, you can open the tap and blow air into it, thus creating a handy pillow to use when you inevitably pass out in a pool of your own vomit! )