SEATTLE, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The End the Beer Tax Now Coalition today issued the following statement in response to Washington state house Democrats' proposal to extend and expand the increase in the temporary tax on beer:
"It is disappointing that House Democrats have chosen to single out Washington's beer producers by punishing brewers of all sizes with a crippling tax on their product.
"When the tax increase was enacted in 2010, lawmakers gave us their word that it would be temporary and they shouldn't go back on their promises to Washingtonians.
"Additionally, applying the tax based on barrel production unfairly penalizes any brewer who wants to expand, create jobs and invest in their business and their community.
"The End the Beer Tax Now Coalition believes the beer tax should sunset so brewers of all sizes can grow, compete and help Washington's economy flourish."
SOURCE End the Beer Tax Now Coalition