Tuesday, September 01, 2009


A bailout for me!!  Arghhhhh!

Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.

With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely beneficiary -- the giant British liquor producer that makes Captain Morgan rum.

Under the agreement, London-based Diageo PLC will receive tax credits and other benefits worth $2.7 billion over 30 years, including the entire $165-million cost of building a state-of-the-art distillery on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory. 

Don't get me wrong, I am still against the government bailouts for, as you can see, pretty much everything, BUT, if a stiff splash of rum is one's choice of dealing with this travesty, pour me another...at a discount rate.

....and bye the bye....it's Admiral Morgan on the good ship Rumbear.  We promoted him.


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