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    Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Ain't entitlement grand. Think some other town would not pay Jack Daniels to move there?

    Welcome to the 1%, Jack Daniels!

    Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown In Tennessee | Fox News

    “We are entitled to more money from the only industry in the county – Jack Daniel’s distillery,” said Charles Rogers, a 75-year-old retiree and self-described “concerned citizen” of Moore County – home to Lynchburg and Jack Daniel’s.

    Rogers wants the proposed tax to pay the bills for new schools, roads, bridges, even a new water treatment plant.

    Rogers says Moore County is “entitled” to more money because Jack Daniel’s used bucolic images of small-town life in Lynchburg to sell its product. And as Norman Rockwell made a living off of his iconic images of Americana, so too should Lynchburg, according to Rogers.

    “They (Jack Daniel’s) created the image of this little old hamlet down here being the place where this fantastic whiskey is being made,” Rogers said. “And the people didn’t realize what was going on. They were being marketed all over the world as ‘the place.’”

    In the same way a film company would pay ‘usage’ fees for a location, Rogers believes Jack Daniel’s should too. It’s a way, he says, of giving back to the community.

    That idea infuriates Jack Daniel’s management. The distillery is Moore County’s largest employer. It accounts for a third of its tax base. And already, nearly 60 percent of the price of a bottle of Jack Daniel’s is in some form of tax. General Manager Tommy Beam says where does it stop?

    “It’s a job killer because it ups our costs. We’re competing in a global marketplace,” Beam said.

    The tax would add about 3.4 cents to the price of a bottle of JD. While that doesn’t seem like much on the surface, considering the distillery sells more than 100 million bottles of whiskey every year, it quickly adds up to about $4 million a year. That’s a million dollars more than the entire county budget. And a cost, says Beam, that could affect the company’s growth.



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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    I'll let them move here :-)
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    Tax hikes are always fine as long as it is the other guy that is paying them and not the people proposing them.
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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Wealthy people/companies typically generate revenue off of the classes below them, then bitch about raising taxes to help the said classes that made them rich.
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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Wealthy people/companies typically generate revenue off of the classes below them, then bitch about raising taxes to help the said classes that made them rich.
    Jack Daniels employees 365 people.Lynchburg has 5,740 people. I am pretty sure Jack Daniels pay their workers a decent wage and are not responsible for the 93.6% of the population that does not work at Jack Daniels.
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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Tax hikes are always fine as long as it is the other guy that is paying them and not the people proposing them.
    That is true and Lynchburg could be described as the buckle of the Bible belt because it is the home of the Liberty University, a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia and Jerry Falwell was connected to it and Pastor and Founder of Thomas Road Baptist Church of Lynchburg now a huge Church.

    I am not a Jack drinker so it won't affect me one was or another, but the Mayor was TV last night and he is not in favor of the tax.

    I expect the people will support the tax and replace the Mayor.
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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Ain't entitlement grand. Think some other town would not pay Jack Daniels to move there?

    Welcome to the 1%, Jack Daniels!

    Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown In Tennessee | Fox News
    “‘We are entitled to more money from the only industry in the county — Jack Daniel’s distillery,’ said Charles Rogers, a 75-year-old retiree and self-described ‘concerned citizen’ of Moore County — home to Lynchburg and Jack Daniel’s.”


    If that's the only industry in the county, then they are going to be in very bad shape after they drive it away.
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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    “‘We are entitled to more money from the only industry in the county — Jack Daniel’s distillery,’ said Charles Rogers, a 75-year-old retiree and self-described ‘concerned citizen’ of Moore County — home to Lynchburg and Jack Daniel’s.”


    If that's the only industry in the county, then they are going to be in very bad shape after they drive it away.
    The report I saw yesterday said Jack Daniel's touting that they had recently hired 35 people.

    Not what one might call a great influx of employment in my book.

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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    When are they going to learn that corporations ain't people and they don't pay taxes? All this is going to do is make their whiskey more expensive and reduce the wages of the people working there.

    If you're going to raise taxes, raise the damn taxes. Just don't pretend that businesses are full of free money.

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    Re: Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Cash-Strapped Hometown in Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The report I saw yesterday said Jack Daniel's touting that they had recently hired 35 people.

    Not what one might call a great influx of employment in my book.
    It's a small company.

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