PORTLAND, Ore. -- Five Oregon state lawmakers want to impose a hefty tax on beer and have introduced a bill that brewers say would cripple them.
Four Portland legislators joined a Springfield senator to introduce Oregon House Bill 2461, which would impose a $49.61 tax on each barrel of beer produced by Oregon brewers.
Why the proposed tax? Probably because these legislative idiots spent themselves into oblivion and want breweries and beer drinkers to bail them out. To be fair, they haven't raised malt beverage taxes in 32 years, but this proposal raises it 1,900%.
House Bill 2461 has been introduced by Portland Reps. Ben Cannon and Michael Dembrow, Portland Sens. Jackie Dingfelder and Diane Rosenbaum, and Springfield Sen. William Morrisette.
May they be slammed with emails, calls and faxes opposing it, then crawl back into their collective communes and come up with a better idea. F-ing morons.