"Dear Sir / Madame:
I am writing to you to urge that you stand against the proposed increase in the federal excise tax on beverage alcohol. This proposal is harmful to an already ‘taxed’ economy and would be detrimental to my community. As an active voter I am very much against it.
as for just what the excise tax increase proposes, get a load of this:
"BEER INSTITUTE LEGISLATIVE ACTION NETWORK
ACTION ALERT--FEDERAL EXCISE TAX
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) held a hearing on Tuesday, May 12th on Financing Comprehensive Healthcare Reform. Senator Baucus invited healthcare policy experts, tax policy experts, and economists to join Finance Committee members to discuss the tax and savings options that the Committee should consider as it works to craft a healthcare reform bill. Senators and experts discussed a wide variety of ideas for looking for funding within and outside the healthcare system, including proposals by two of the witnesses to triple the beer tax and to find savings to pay for healthcare.
It is imperative that you call your member of Congress and your Senators, especially if they are on the Senate Finance Committee and weigh-in on the devastating impact ANY increase on the federal excise tax on beer would have on your business. "
don't know who to contact? you can find out who and how at these two government sites: