Originally Posted by grunzster
I don't think most people out cruising buy into the whole American dream to begin with, but since you ask, I think it's dead and rolling over in it's grave. The way things are going, my generation will probably be the first to have things worse off than our parents did.
I suspect that, as always, it is a coalition of interests that has stymied the "small man" having a few beers onboard commercially - in this case the Puritan Taliban for whom alcohol was sent by the Devil / don't like anyone having fun.......the bigger / established operations (if you beat the competition yourself - use the Govt)..........and finally Politicians reacting to the "something must be done" brigade to deal with inevitable small minority of class A idiots (as well as the benefits of $$$ lobbying)........on there own each couldn't change things, but together..........
On the generational thing being worse off, I think that will extend down to Grandchildren - but by then it will "normal". I am starting to think that the best solution for the people
would be to say "F#ck you all, we've redated the debts to repay in 2525
, and the interest will roll up until then", that would require a complete change of Government
/ ripping up the whole current
system (politically and economically) and starting again, and if that includes hanging a few people from lampposts along the way then so be it........probably take 20 years to get over
but either that or several generations of paying off other people's stupidity and
shovelling ever more money
into the pockets of our Lords & Masters.