Fact Sheet:

Stop the Beer Tax Rollback
Reject HR 1305

The beer industry wants to make beer even cheaper by rolling back the current federal excise tax on beer to its 1951 level. Beer industry representatives will be in town this week lobbying to add additional co-sponsors to H.R. 1305, a bill to enrich their bottom line. Don’t buy it.

Beer Tax Reductions Will Increase Alcohol-Related Harms

Beer Taxes and Prices are LOW by Historical and International Standards

The Economic and Social Costs of Beer Drinking Dwarf Revenues from Beer Taxes

Beer Taxes Do Not Burden Moderate Drinkers

The Beer Industry Makes Deceptive Claims

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April 2002