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Tax opponents rally in Kentucky.

Tax opponents rally in Kentucky

Thousands of people attended a rally in Louisville, KY, Sunday, July 23, expressing opposition to a proposed increase on federal excise taxes on such popular consumer products as alcohol, tobacco, gasoline and telephone communications.

The rally, which was held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Louisville Motor Speedway, was organized by local union workers from industries affected by the proposed tax increases. Those in attendance at the free rally included concerned citizens, union members, industry and labor leaders and other tax opponents, organizers said.

Industry and labor leaders joined union groups in the effort to make people aware of the proposed increases by speaking at the rally. Speakers included Bobby Curtis, president, Kentucky AFL-CIO and Walker Merryman, vice president, Tobacco Institute.

"Excise taxes are a constant and ongoing threat to the beverage alcohol industry," said guest speaker Tim Dudgeon, Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.
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Title Annotation:demonstration against excise tax
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Aug 14, 1989
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