Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Big business is nobodys friend

Especially politicians. Every time they think they have a nice comfortable relationship with an industry of their choice, business does something like this.
The pending merger of American beer giant Anheuser-Busch and a Belgian company that brews and sells beer in Cuba is thrusting John McCain into the middle of thorny Cuba-U.S. relations.

McCain's wife, Cindy, owns the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributor in the country — which means she would stand to profit by partnering with a company that is in business with the Cuban government.

McCain is a staunch advocate of the embargo, which bars most American companies from doing business in Cuba. Among the yet-to-be-resolved issues in the $52 billion deal is whether Belgian giant InBev — expected to operate under the name Anheuser-Busch-InBev — will continue to market its Cuban line of beer, and what that may mean for U.S. distributors.
Gotta love it, McCain and the Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for continuing the worthless embargo just to please a bunch of old Cuban runaways.

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