Submission Number: 00255
Received: 12/1/2011 7:02:04 PM
State: New York
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phusion Projects, LLC; Jaisen Freeman; Christopher Hunter; and Jeffrey Wright; FTC File No. 112 3084
Attachments: No Attachments
First, I am terribly disappointed by the fact the FTC has decided to impose itself on this issue by inciting a voodoo interpretation of deceptive practices. Second, I am disappointed that most citizen-commenters have bought into the Four Loco moral panic, ignoring the numerous other cheap and plentiful alcoholic beverages by which people can get intoxicated and do all the foolish things some Four Loco users have done and so much more. Third, I am disappointed with the various special interests groups who commented against this rather punitive settlement in order to justify their budgets to their patrons and push their prohibitionist agendas. Lastly, I have to agree, in part, with Blue Ridge Beverages, this entire matter sets a precedent to attack various craft and import beers, wines, and other alcoholic beverages; especially those that do not come is reseal-able packages and are otherwise described as "sweet". Indeed it would be best if the FTC withdraw the entire matter, but since I doubt that is an option the settlement should be adopted without any amendments.