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The old Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – now with the friendlier
name of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) – is getting involved
in the particular formulas of alcoholic malt beverages, such as Smirnoff Ice,
which have been growing in popularity over the past several years.
To begin with, it is not clear what business the federal government has
deciding what formula a beverage company should use in its products. The
companies that have made these beverages have followed one set of rules for
thirty years but now, TTB wants to change these rules in the middle of the
Keep in mind, these proposed changes have nothing to do with alcohol content.
This is all about flavoring. Why is the government wasting its time and our
tax dollars meddling in this?
So what happens if the bureaucrats get their way with our favorite drinks?
Companies will have to spend millions of dollars changing the way they make
these beverages to comply with the new rules. And, these extra costs will get
passed to us!
This is why we need your help!
Go to www.savemyice.com and tell the government to keep their hands off our
- posted 16 years ago