Wednesday, 3 February 2010

It’s got nothing to do with us - Everybody else is to blame

The representative of many of the traders in Townsville’s fight precinct – Flinders St East - today told the House of Reps. Inquiry into the Impact of Violence on Young Australians that its members effectively have no responsibility for the fact that “violence in hotels and pubs has become more vicious, erupts more easily and often involves weapons”.

It’s all to do with drugs (of which alcohol isn’t one apparently!), the yoof of today and poor policing and sentencing it seems.

Just like the only effective response to global warming is to make polluters pay for the full cost of their profits, the only effective response to the cost to the community of alcohol is to make them that profit from it pay the full cost.

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