It seems to be the way most things in Washington work. If congress really cared, Alcohol and tobacco would be illegal and perhaps marijuana would be legal. I have a family history of alcoholism so Ive tried to be congizent of my addictive personality as Ive gotten older. I could have easily been classified as an alcoholic throughout high school and college but with that demographic its essentially accepted and celebrated. There was usually one day a week I wouldnt drink to excess during those years. I dont think that congress should ban alcohol, i think people just need to be smarter about the choices they make. Often times its easier for something to be outlawed than for people to make informed decisions. A great example is the debate over these "fat" taxes.