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Sec. 308. Increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. (Page 262)
Extends until December 31, 2009 a rebate against excise taxes charged on rum imported from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. A $13.50 per proof gallon excise tax is applied to distilled spirits imported to the U.S. Under this provision a $13.25 rebate is returned to PR and the VI, and is retroactive back to January 1, 2008. Permanent law sets the rebate at $10.50 per proof gallon, but the PR and VI provisions have generally been in place since the first Clinton administration. The most recent extension of the $13.50 rebate expired January 1, 2008. Cost is $192 million.
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Hey don't make fun of the Puertorican rum, that is one of the last traditions t that my littler Island have left.
f you use the wrong type of extinguisher, you can endanger yourself and make the fire worse.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
So much for McCain and his claim that he wants to END PORK.
This bill has more PORK in it, than any bill in recent times, and NOT ONE OBJECTION to it, by McCain.
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