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May 4, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Bill would reduce tax rate for small distilleries

Don’t subsidize craft distilleries

I am most distressed by the craft distilleries bill [“Craft distilleries bill,” Business, May 3]. This bill subsidizes rich hobbyists and a line of business that we don’t really have any state interest in.

We won’t drink less booze and we will not be collecting the taxes for the state. Why not collect the taxes from regular big distillers and subsidize education or parks with this tax money?

This isn’t a public health, police, park or transportation issue, in which maybe a little juice from the state makes a difference.

We need the tax money and craft distillers need to figure out how to pay the taxes because we should not be subsidizing them.

Peter Lance, Kenmore

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