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Todd Sheppard

Live Oak Bank

Pay-For-Play Government: The REAL Reason Beer Always Wins

Just in case the delusional among us might think that issues are dealt with on their merits.


If you add up the forces against direct shipping it’s easy to see how beer and wholesalers have bought this issue and locked it up tight. Sadly, votes go where the money is.

The wine industry can’t even scrape together ante-up money to get in the game. And given the tendencies for Congress and state legislatures to vote for special interest money over the public welfare, this is not likely to change.