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Alcohol. Refreshing. Pure. Big Business. See how big it really is in the money and politics game.
It's hard to get Republicans and Democrats to agree on much. But a bill before Congress shows how one big player in alcohol has the ingredients for political success.
Take a look at the money pouring into Congress from the big players in Big Alcohol.
We can buy books and music with one mouse click. Why is shipping a bottle of wine across the country different? It's more complicated than you think.
Alcohol was the first product to be taxed in the U.S. Nowadays, though, when politicians look to tax a little sin, the alcohol industry usually gets its way.