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  Jim Gerlach Earns Best Headline of Any Politician Ever
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Last EditedScott³  Apr 13, 2011 07:38pm
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AuthorWhitney Roper
MediaWebsite - PoliticsPA
News DateTuesday, April 12, 2011 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"The glass is looking more than half full for beer lovers in Pennsylvania, home of America’s oldest brewery.

That’s because last week, Rep. Jim Gerlach from the 6th district proposed beer friendly legislation appropriately titled the BREW Act. The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce (BREW) Act would offer a tax cut to PA brewers that produce less than 6 million barrels of beer a year.

And it earned Gerlach the following headline on WFMZ, which we humbly submit is the greatest possible headline an elect official can get:

“Local Congressman Wants To Lower Beer Tax.” [Link]

Think booze doesn’t matter in politics? Ask Dan Onorato.

The act calls for a 50% tax cut on the first 60,000 barrels of beer small brewers produce: from $7 to $3.50 per barrel. In addition, the $18 tax on barrels produced between 60,000 and 2 million would be cut to $16.

The BREW Act would be a big relief to small manufacturers trying to grow their businesses in a less than perfect economic state.
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