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October 26, 2014

Priorities, Priorities: In D.C., Yoga More Expensive, Beer More Available

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Coming soon to a brewery near you, beer-drinking on the premises! (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

How’s this for a city motto: Washington, D.C., where the yoga’s expensive and the beer is easy!

That might need a little work, but that’s the gist of the fiscal 2015 D.C. spending plan that is on a glide path now that the D.C. Council has over-ridden Mayor Vincent Gray’s veto of its $10.6 billion spending plan. That plan raised taxes on health club memberships and cut funding for a streetcar project, but contained language that allows D.C. burgeoning breweries to sell beer for on-site consumption, according to my Roll Call colleague Hannah Hess.

Get the message? Drink more beer, work out less! Right?

  • Greenie Beanie

    Fears of liberty and responsibility arise as a natural reaction to the effort and self-discipline required to succeed in a free country.

  • Ash Berger

    If morals and customs are to be passed down from generation to generation, young people must absorb them through imitation and experience.

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