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Posted: 11/19/2008 12:20:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:21:29 PM EDT by BlackOp]
Now that Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev, the company made the statement that they don't expect any cuts in the US as long as their taxes don't increase. Either InBev is completely ignorant of US current events (which they're not), or this was a flat out warning to the new administration not to raise corporate taxes. Yeah that'll work out well. I'd anticipate AB to be slashing jobs by February.

THIS is how SHTF gets started. Take away people's beer.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:23:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:25:20 PM EDT by Uziel9mm]
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:24:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:25:11 PM EDT by K1rodeoboater]
hmm...prohibition round two??? this time by taxes???

isn't there also something in the Koran about alcohol too....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:25:58 PM EDT
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:27:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Go crazy?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:29:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Go crazy?


Don't mind if I do!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:29:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:29:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


Not me since I got out of high school.

Gah, watery tasteless carap.

I heartedly  support my local breweries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland,_Oregon#Breweries

BSW

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:30:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


word!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:31:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GC456:
Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Go crazy?


Don't mind if I do!


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:32:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
kiss st louis MO goodbye if that happens.


Not really.  The brewery here is actually pretty small and the corporate offices aren't that large of a local employer.  Most of their production is done elsewhere.

Besides, St. Louis is already a pretty nasty place.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:33:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:33:50 PM EDT by Crowkiller]
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Missed my chance
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:33:37 PM EDT
FUCK THAT SHIT!

Samuel Adam
New Castle
Blue Moon
Yuengling
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:33:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
kiss st louis MO goodbye if that happens.


Sweet.  IL can have it.

I'll keep drinking BLVD FTW.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:34:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:40:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:46:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:58:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:05:12 PM EDT
AB also has supported hunters and the NRA extensively in the past.  I am not a beer snob.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:06:03 PM EDT
The brewery in my hometown (Cartersville, Ga) wouldnt fare well either........


Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
AB makes a LOT more than budwieser, they are also one of the largest growers of hops and certain grains in the country.

this will be a MASSIVE blow to the economy if they close shop and move over seas. they employ a shit ton of people nationwide.


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:09:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:09:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By GC456:
Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Go crazy?


Don't mind if I do!


http://www.cheapblueguitar.com/images/homer_shining.jpg





Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:12:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mtforlife:
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


word!


About 80% of beer drinkers.  We have a "micro" (not really micro, but it's not national yet) Kansas City based brewery called Boulevard.  IIRC, the last time I took the brewery tour they were like 16th or 18th largest in the country.  Budweiser brewed what they do in an entire year in about 11 hours.

This is a big deal.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:16:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
AB makes a LOT more than budwieser, they are also one of the largest growers of hops and certain grains in the country.

this will be a MASSIVE blow to the economy if they close shop and move over seas. they employ a shit ton of people nationwide.


Don't forget the Bud girls :(
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:17:44 PM EDT
Fairly genius move by InBev, really...


They were going to trim the fat anyway, now they can point to finger at the Democrats with at least enough credibility to fool some of the general public.




Oh, and beer snobs are funny.




Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:19:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackOp:
Now that Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev, the company made the statement that they don't expect any cuts in the US as long as their taxes don't increase. Either InBev is completely ignorant of US current events (which they're not), or this was a flat out warning to the new administration not to raise corporate taxes. Yeah that'll work out well. I'd anticipate AB to be slashing jobs by February.

THIS is how SHTF gets started. Take away people's beer.


Don't care... quit drinkng bud and ab products after they sold out.  Fuck em.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:24:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By briansmithwins:
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


Not me since I got out of high school.

Gah, watery tasteless carap.

I heartedly  support my local breweries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland,_Oregon#Breweries

BSW



Iron Horse in Ellensburg, Pramid in Seattle, Roots in Portland.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:26:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rod_Fitswell:
Originally Posted By BlackOp:
Now that Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev, the company made the statement that they don't expect any cuts in the US as long as their taxes don't increase. Either InBev is completely ignorant of US current events (which they're not), or this was a flat out warning to the new administration not to raise corporate taxes. Yeah that'll work out well. I'd anticipate AB to be slashing jobs by February.

THIS is how SHTF gets started. Take away people's beer.


Don't care... quit drinkng bud and ab products after they sold out.  Fuck em.

Of course you are free to do as you please, but I just don't get this line of thinking.


AB will still be made in America by Americans.


Sure, the shots will be called by a Brazilian in Belgium, but that really won't have a major impact on most people... Grant's Farm, Busch Gardens, etc aside.




Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:27:05 PM EDT
I have a  friend that works for budweiser in houston. I hope he dosen't get cut but to be honest he voted for obama so It's his own fault.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:29:20 PM EDT
So? I'll keep drinking my beloved Coors.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:34:32 PM EDT
BTW, guys if you owned BUD and haven't checked your portofolio you need to.

BUD was automatically sold and you need to do something with that cash.

I just rebought INBEV with it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:43:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
FUCK THAT SHIT!

Samuel Adam
New Castle
Blue Moon
Yuengling


You are a man of impeccable taste and stature.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:46:35 PM EDT
Who is John Gault?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:47:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
Who is John Gault?


I know that is a broken record these days, but damn.  Obvious what's going on isn't it?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:05:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
Who is John Gault?


I know that is a broken record these days, but damn.  Obvious what's going on isn't it?



It would make a good sig line, dunchya think?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:08:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 3:09:24 PM EDT by SilentType]
Beer Companies start to go out of biz and you're going to have some very pissed off Americans.

Smokers are already pretty pissed off.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:11:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SilentType:
Beer Companies start to go out of biz and you're going to have some very pissed off Americans.

Smokers are already pretty pissed off.




Yeah!!!!
Now let them libby fucks mess with my coffee and its on !!!

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:21:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By GC456:
Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Go crazy?


Don't mind if I do!


http://www.cheapblueguitar.com/images/homer_shining.jpg



I'll see your picture and raise you a video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yGJGTjV2WE
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:22:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MACD:
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
AB makes a LOT more than budwieser, they are also one of the largest growers of hops and certain grains in the country.

this will be a MASSIVE blow to the economy if they close shop and move over seas. they employ a shit ton of people nationwide.


Don't forget the Bud girls :(



And the Budman



or Spuds MacKenzie  (who was a bitch )

or the Duff Man

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:24:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By K1rodeoboater:
hmm...prohibition round two??? this time by taxes???

isn't there also something in the Koran about alcohol too....



WOW... you're right.  I missed the connection, but this proves definitively that Obama IS a muslim!  Too bad McCain didn't have sharp people like you in his campaign.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:51:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:21:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


This!

Hate to go all Romney on the brewery, but perhaps a bankruptcy would allow them to focus on making the stuff not taste like watered down horse piss.

I know its a matter of taste and I do not mean offense to those that enjoy the beer, but do you really enjoy it because of it's taste or of what the brand represents?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:36:03 PM EDT
to the sam adams beer snobs.half of their production is brewed by miller on contract
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:42:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


As long as they don't take my beer they can take whatever else they want......
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:45:00 PM EDT
Colt .45 for everyone.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:01:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 5:36:38 PM EDT by CKxx]
It doesn't seem likely that they would buy a company then downsize the hell out of it in a few months because taxes went up.  Seems far more likely that they will just charge more for beer.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:03:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AGW:
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By GC456:
Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:
Originally Posted By Uziel9mm:
"No guns and no beer make Homer...something..something.."


Go crazy?


Don't mind if I do!


http://www.cheapblueguitar.com/images/homer_shining.jpg





Arguably the best simpsons ever
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:15:59 PM EDT
The younger busch family sold thieir family out for the mighty dollar.  Fuck them!  I will not buy any A/B product ever.......................
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:55:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackOp:
Now that Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev, the company made the statement that they don't expect any cuts in the US as long as their taxes don't increase. Either InBev is completely ignorant of US current events (which they're not), or this was a flat out warning to the new administration not to raise corporate taxes. Yeah that'll work out well. I'd anticipate AB to be slashing jobs by February.

THIS is how SHTF gets started. Take away people's beer.


Likely they can still produce beer with less employees....

After all, why buy Bud if not to make it and sell it to Americans...

Not like the Europeans are really going to want American mass-market beer...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:02:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
AB makes a LOT more than budwieser, they are also one of the largest growers of hops and certain grains in the country.

this will be a MASSIVE blow to the economy if they close shop and move over seas. they employ a shit ton of people nationwide.


The folks that hate American anything seem to be everywhere on this board. GM, Budweiser, fuck it, right? While I hate labor unions more than anyone, and would love for GM to file Chapter 11 and get rid of the UAW, a lot of folks here would just assume all American operations tank and give way to foreign competitors. Fuck off if thats you. I want no unions, and competitive American labor in the global workplace. I know its unlikely, but it's what I want damn it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:06:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:
who drinks that nasty shit anyway?


Hey, at least they're honest and put a picture of the brewery on the can.
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