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Finally, Something Everyone Can Agree On…

NO NEW BEER TAX! Tyler Graf takes on one of the defining issues of our times in the ODE today. Sure, we expressed our outrage over this a while ago, but when it comes to writing about beer, nobody touches the lyricism of Tgraf.

“If this legislation passes, then it will become abundantly apparent that Oregon relies far too heavily on taxing the so-called “sin” industries. Cigarettes are already subjected to the third-highest rate of taxation in the nation. Although Oregon currently taxes breweries at a reasonably low level, comparative to other states, the proposed legislation would create one of the highest beer taxes in the nation. That, in a sense, is understandable; Tobacco Road is a coast away, after all. Beer, on the other hand, is a native-born industry. We cannot, and shall not, allow our impotent legislators to cavalierly, imprudently subject a native industry to taxation based solely on the fact that it is an easy political move.”

To the barricades!

  1. Dau says:

    Yeah… how else do you play Edward 40-hands?

  2. Danimal says:

    “We could ban Steel Reserve outright.”

    We all know Tyler doesn’t mean this.

  3. Timothy says:

    Their policy of taxing all of the state’s other industries to death was working out so well, I can’t see why they wouldn’t go after one of the few bastions of prosperity.

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