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And there could be tax paying brewing for beer makers dueling bills have small craft -- pitted against big names like Budweiser and Molson -- Congressman Jim Gerlach sponsor of the small -- -- that's HR four Audi sport.
Now from Philadelphia.
And he was it that you for being here you've got quite a -- hands you wanna get a break.
To the smaller crap where's that beer makers that would include Sam Adams by the way we should mention here.
But the biggest industry players are fighting you are you ready for this fight on Capitol Hill.
Well it's unfortunate because the larger -- and -- and Miller course there's others have been neutral on this legislation for a number of years and now all of a sudden.
They oppose this but what we're really trying to do is just help those smaller birds that only make about 6% of the total beer consumed in the United States each year.
Give them some ability to hold on to some other -- so they can put -- right back and other operations hire more people and create more jobs are local communities.
Let's go through what HR four run you five would do before I read you obviously what the the opponents are saying about your bill.
And even -- -- six million barrels of beer or less.
We get the tax reduced right now that seven bucks for barely got on the 350.
And then you're saying again job creation your bills those 5000 new jobs over the first year to eighteen months on says.
And that this would only cost the federal government 3300 bucks only per job to get these jobs created.
But led the larger Americas say well we should do this altogether that's there argument against Davis if you're gonna create jobs are small brewers -- -- -- jobs for big errors Heidi respond about.
Well would love to see taxes -- for everybody here in the United States but these particular brewers are those about 2400 crap -- the United States.
When they combine all of their total production.
They only make up about 6% of the 200 million barrels of beer consumed in the United States a year.
The other big big brewers are 94% of the market and they have a much different.
Economic and fiscal strategy for what they do vs the small mom and pop so to speak brewers.
That have put a brew pub right -- in your local community and are trying to produce some really great fear for your local consumer.
Yeah so we think they're a bit different position and wanna lower they excise tax on the barrels of beer they produce so again they can directly take that money.
To put it right back inept group pub right back in that operation -- -- that community that it not take it to another another state or another country.
That makes great sense I do want to read you quote for the beer institute they -- of course part of a group that opposes this and this is.
But in course this of course this group we cannot support -- Paulson announced it would give away.
To a handful of -- they say that are each worth more than a billion dollars that they say this is unfair because even somebody like the Boston Beer company benefits from the past.
Well Boston Beer company Sam Adams they produce a little over two million barrels a year.
Compare that to just the two largest Budweiser and Miller course.
They produced -- over a hundred million barrels a year so quite a difference in production quite a difference in market share.
It's other smaller brewers do.
Put that money right back into their employees right back -- in new tanks right back in the new lines right new bottling.
Operations and that helps the local community doesn't go off to their headquarters and in Mexico or in some other part of the world.
The -- these small brewers right here in our community would take those same dollars and create more jobs.
Congressman you gotta come back on the show on updated should get sixty want co sponsors on -- ought to support for the house right.
-- a lot congressman from Pennsylvania thanks again.
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