So far, we will have a keg of
Bock donated by the BeechNutz Formation
Yours truly will be bringing a few cases of Shiner Bock
longnecks hopefully to trade again for a Pacific Northwest Lister's
We will have our signature beer boiled Wisconsin's famous Usinger Brats
and locally grown corn grilled on the Kevin O. donated monster
Tax System Explained in Beer
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill
for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we
pay our taxes, it would go something like this…
The first four men (the poorest)
would pay nothing
The fifth would pay $1
The sixth would pay $3
The seventh would pay $7
The eighth would pay $12
The ninth would pay $18
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59
So, that’s what they decided to
The ten men drank in the bar
every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until
one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. “Since you are all
such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost
of your daily beer by $20″. Drinks for the ten men would now
cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay
their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men
were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what
about the other six men ? How could they divide the $20
windfall so that
everyone would get his fair share?
They realized that $20 divided
by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s
share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up
being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that
it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher
percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the
tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out
the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.
And so the fifth man, like the
first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead
of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead
of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead
of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead
of $59 (16% saving).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four
continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the
men began to compare their savings. “I only got a dollar out
of the $20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the
tenth man,”but he got $10!” “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed
the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar too. It’s unfair that he
got ten times more benefit than me!” “That’s true!” shouted
the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only
$2? The wealthy get all the breaks!” “Wait a minute,” yelled
the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all.
This new tax system exploits the poor!” The nine men
surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man
didn’t show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had their
beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they
discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money
between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls,
journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system
works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will
naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them
too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not
show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking elsewhere,
where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D. – Professor of Economics
At Beer2OSH, one things for sure, everyone's beer is the same price!
Despite "Sloshkosh" 2010, Beer2OSH served up a record number
of brats on Sunday night, just a little over 200!
Here is our Official Shiner Bock Cold Beer Machine (courtesy
of Bo owner Rob H.)
Rob's keg cooler lost an engine in flight in 2011 and needed to go in for overhaul!
Rob's flight test of his cold beer dispenser went well in 2012 so he's being
invited back for an encore as "Chief Pilot" of Keg Operations
For 2014 Rob has upgraded to a Baron - going twin engine on
us! After all, two is one and one is NONE!
Beer2OSH VII DOOR PRIZES
Here are some of the Door Prizes we are planning:
(aka Rules of Engagement):
1. Please keep all your glass bottles within
the confines of the Beer2OSH area and toss them in the trash bins provided. Stay close to the trash cans in our area. Broken glass on the ground can be a FOD hazard to people,
planes and air mattresses. Thanks in
advance for your cooperation.
2. Although, as originally conceived, Beer2OSH
is a "private" gathering of members of the
Beech List, we are a friendly bunch and have agreed to share our party
camaraderie with other Beechcraft owners who have come to experience the annual
OSH pilgrimage. We only ask that you bring a Premium Beer or be prepared to make a small DONATION to the kitty jar at the door (Al
"D Enforcer" DeMxxxx the Texan from New Jersey will be our "doorman") to offset the
party supplies costs! <vbg>
Be a Beer2OSH VIP - Click Donate Below
(Cut Off for VIP Registration is July 5)
3. If you're planning to attend our Beer2OSH
bash and won't be
able to carry in Beer or Party Snacks, please consider making an advance
DONATION "to the cause" via the PayPal button below.
4. All advance donors of $40 or more by July 6th, will
receive a FREE Beer2OSH
VIP shirt (with embroidered Beer2OSH Logo) that you can wear to the party (Al "The
Enforcer" will also greet you with a smile when you show up empty handed <vbg>).
I'll deliver your shirt to you at OSH before the party to save on shipping
costs. If you won't be able to attend and just want to make a donation, include
your shipping address and I'll ship your shirt to you.
Here is the 2013 embroidered logo
stencil and shirt. The 2014 Shirt will be a similar breathable style wicking fabric.
5. Donations will be used to defray the cost
of the the food, party supplies, cups and ice that we will have for the evening as
well as some of the great beer you'll be drinking (and anything else we can
think of to make the party a great event <vbg>)!
2014 VIP Donors
Joe & Konnie S. - Granbury, TX
Bill S. - Punta Gorda, FL
Glenn & Bonnie B. - Wichita Falls, TX
OB1 & TJ - Downers Grove, IL
John R. - Charlotte, NC
Bob M. - Mtn. View, CA
Richard S. - Scottsdale, AZ
Tom S. x3 - Omaha, NE
Randy C. - Melbourne Beach, FL
Don L. - Flower Mound, TX
Robert P. - Walnut Grove, CA
Dan H. x3 - Centerville, VA
Chris N. - Ozark, MO
Paul S. - Saratoga Springs, NY
Michael R. - McMinnville, TN
Andrew R. - McMinnville, TN
Michael T. - Chesapeake, VA
Wayne M. - Garden Ridge, TX
BIG Thanks to
all the above folks for your advance support of this event!
Please bookmark this page for additional info
about the Beer2OSH V gatherings as it develops.
If your state, territory or
country has a great brew, feel free to bring some to share with the group. Email
to let me know what you'll be bringing and I'll post it here!
Five Awesome Ways to Open a Beer!
2014 Brews (TBD)
Our goal is to expand Beer2OSH
participation each year!
Beer2OSH Bier Meister: Mike Caban
You really owe it to
yourself to experience this fine event with the many folks who share your
passion for Beechcraft airplanes.
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See the Opening Ceremony we
want for our Beer2OSH-II!