“No industry has been hit harder by the pandemic than the restaurant and hospitality
industry, and by extension the producers of adult beverages,” said Rep. David Brock
Smith (R-Port Orford).
“In Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers had the common sense to provide some measure of relief to this industry. Unfortunately, here in Oregon, House Democrats have embraced the opposite approach to an extreme degree by proposing to increase taxes on beer by 2800% and wine by 1700%. At a time when so many of these businesses are struggling to keep their doors open or have closed permanently and hurt hardworking employees and their families, moving forward with a proposal like this makes no sense.”
“It’s really striking to see the difference between how our two states are treating this
vital industry right now,” said Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer).
“Instead of pursuing outrageous tax hikes, I urge my Democratic colleagues to look for opportunities to support restaurants and producers and to help these businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic and government shutdown orders.”
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