Tad DeHaven
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Beer enthusiasts of a partisan stripe might be tempted to point the finger at Republicans or Democrats for the shutdown-induced disruption. But take a look at the mind-numbing federal regulations on beer that have accumulated under the watch of both parties. The regulations for bottle labeling alone are enough to make one’s eyes glaze over.

So the problem, my beer-loving brothers and sisters, is not who is in charge of the federal government – it is that the federal government is in charge at all.

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Tad DeHaven

Tad DeHaven is a budget analyst at the Cato Institute. Previously he was a deputy director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget. DeHaven also worked as a budget policy advisor to Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Tom Coburn (R-OK).