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.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.
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.
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