Smoketown Permits (copy)

Dave Blackmon holds a photograph of the band playing in the once-elaborate community hall/event space above the building that housed the Brunswick Fire Hall.

Brunswick may be getting an event space above Smoketown Brewing Station after all.

Smoketown owner David Blackmon, with help from Brunswick Main Street manager Sophie Smith, applied for a grant to help cover the cost to renovate the empty space above Blackmon’s brewery. They should find out if Blackmon received the grant in about two months, Smith said.

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The Grape of Wrath

Note that "grant" means "handout". Businessmen are addicted to state handouts. Why doesn't this businessman take out a loan? Ah, you have to re-pay a loan, and that would be capitalism; no businessman wants that. They want the taxpayers to pick up the entire tab, and not have to re-pay it. So they call it a "grant", which is welfare by another name. Next we'll be hearing how this guy can't make money, how his taxes are too high and how regulations are killing his business and preventing him from creating jobs! Just look around! People can't afford health care, diabetics are slowly dying from lack of insulin, wages are in the ditch and the state is handing out money to beer joints.


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