Beer Money In Congress

Beer manufacturers are lobbying congress in order to secure a “beer tax rollback” which would “cut the federal beer tax in half to its 1951 level,” according to the CSPI. Alcohol producers donated around $10 million to federal candidates in the last election cycle, and 70% of that was “beer money.”

To be perfectly frank, we don’t have a real strong opinion on the pros or cons of beer tax, but we thought you’d like to know about it just in case you’d like to form one for yourself. For more info, you can check out the running beer money tally at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Since, you know, people in Congress are technically supposed to be representing you and not beer.—MEGHANN MARCO

Beer Money In Congress [CSPI]
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