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Hey Man, Don't Touch My Jack!
townhall.com ^ | October, 21 2011 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 10/22/2011 4:00:57 AM PDT by T.O.K.

If you enjoy a little Jack in your Coke, you may be paying more for it soon. The tax man and the "fair share" screamers have a new target:

Jack Daniel’s and Lynchburg have been inseparable since a young man named Jack Daniel came there more than a century ago to learn the art of distilling corn mash into whiskey. He set up shop on the northeastern end of town and the company has never looked to go anywhere else. It produces 23 million gallons of amber gold – about a billion dollars worth, every year.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: freemarket; redistribution; taxes
Pure redistribution, entitlement (how the heck are you entitled to private businesses money??) greed! First,I don't drink Jack, but I have been to the distillery,and there couldn't be a better example of an American business. It is not a super sleek corporate monster( not that I disapprove of those), but a very successful company that happens to have set up shop in a small town, providing jobs and revenue to the community. What a kick in the teeth to demand more. This story really ticked me off!
1 posted on 10/22/2011 4:01:02 AM PDT by T.O.K.
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To: T.O.K.

So a few citizens are angry tourists come to their little town and they want to slap a tax on Jack Daniels? They said themselves its the biggest employer in the county and a major part of the tax base....so how is hurting this company going to help anyone??


2 posted on 10/22/2011 4:10:12 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: T.O.K.

Is this about anything more than one “concerned citizen,” or is there a real effort to add a local tax? If it is the latter, I am sure there are many ways the company can send a message that they have already been taxed enough.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 4:10:49 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: T.O.K.

This is just plain weird—I had my first-ever Jack and Coke last night. Weird I tell ya!


4 posted on 10/22/2011 4:14:14 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: T.O.K.

I saw this story on Fox yesterday and it ticked me off too...and I don’t drink at all. Jack Daniels is an American icon. They propose to tax JD $10 per barrel because “they can afford it”. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
There is no Lynchburg without JD. The reason they are there is the water they use in their whiskey and the only other place this water can be found is in Denmark.
Imagine Gibson Guitars from Morocco and Jack Daniels from Denmark. It is mind boggling.


5 posted on 10/22/2011 4:15:16 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Darkwolf377

I haven’t had a Coke and Jack for over 20 years but I’m going to have one tonight in solidarity with the people of Lynchburg.


6 posted on 10/22/2011 4:18:47 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: T.O.K.

Article II Section 30 of TN Constitution: “No article manufactured of the produce of this state, shall be taxed otherwise than to pay inspection fees.”

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/docs/TN-Constitution.pdf


7 posted on 10/22/2011 4:25:45 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Think outside the pizza box.)
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To: T.O.K.
I've had a Jack or 2 in my life & I can honestly say I didn't know where it was made & didn't give a hoot. By the time I got around to reading the label, I couldn't.

You can make good whiskey in Mexico or China, too, & much cheaper.

Old Mr. Rogers needs to be aware that some people (mostly young) believe that old people are a burden & inconvenience to society despite their many contributions, & should be taxed according to their age - the older you are the higher the tax. Besides, all that extra money could go to schools, police, & roads. Don't you agree, Mr. Rogers?

8 posted on 10/22/2011 4:34:00 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: T.O.K.

It is immoral to mix Jack Daniels with anything except a little ice.


9 posted on 10/22/2011 4:34:46 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: T.O.K.

The answer is simple, first pretend you have the intestinal fortitude of Howard Hughes::

Dear Mr Rogers,

Thank you expressing your concern with regards to your thoughts that we at JD could more than afford to pay more taxes to fund the much needed infrastructure projects you outlined. I regret to inform you that we have decided to just CLOSE instead, All assets will be sold off and profits distributed to our faithful employees as a severance package. Don’t worry we have more than enough assets to allow all of our former employees and executives to RETIRE comfortably.As for the city on Lynchburg, well I am sure your punitive Tax Plan will entice some unsuspecting business to open up in our place. Doors Closed. end of story.


10 posted on 10/22/2011 4:42:02 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: T.O.K.

Here is the Pic of the head "looter"...

11 posted on 10/22/2011 4:47:12 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: HerrBlucher

For those of you who have never been to the distillery it is a kind of odd place to make whiskey in that the county is dry. You make all the whiskey you want. You just can’t buy it or consumme it there. The same thing happens all over bourbon country in Kentucky. Always wondered why. Strange liquor laws for sure.


12 posted on 10/22/2011 4:48:48 AM PDT by animal172 (Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
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To: T.O.K.

Lemmy’s gonna be really pissed. I’m already angry. I had my three J.D./Coke (no ice) last night.


13 posted on 10/22/2011 4:50:25 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: jakerobins
"So a few citizens are angry tourists come to their little town and they want to slap a tax on Jack Daniels?"

I know the businesses in my town (save for a few owned by some stupid old Codgers) would love to have 1% of the tourists trade that Jack Daniels distillery generates!

14 posted on 10/22/2011 4:51:14 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: T.O.K.

It’s outright theft.


15 posted on 10/22/2011 4:55:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Mister Da
You can make good whiskey in Mexico or China, too, & much cheaper.

All they have to do is buy some property up in Nelson or Woodford County, Kentucky and make their whiskey a legit Bourbon.

16 posted on 10/22/2011 5:02:46 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win and cheat if necessary.")
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To: T.O.K.

I’m just blown away that the General Manager for Jack Daniels is a guy named Tommy BEAM.
Strange.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 5:05:37 AM PDT by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: animal172

At one time only about three counties were wet in Ky. Down in Bowling Green the city was wet and the county was dry. Nelson County is where most of the distilleries are at and it’s dry.


18 posted on 10/22/2011 5:05:37 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win and cheat if necessary.")
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To: MestaMachine
drink jim beam
jack is not that good and the price is high
ok jack is ok but buy jim better
19 posted on 10/22/2011 5:36:17 AM PDT by jessky
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To: T.O.K.

I can see that this “Mr Rogers” has a different view of being a neighbor. Does anybody think that this ‘gentleman’ is a conservative? Me neither!

This is a case of “Don’t tax me, tax that rich guy / company because they are successful!” I remember when Don Hewitt (creator of “60 Minutes”) [1995 letter to Forbes Magazine] wanted to confiscate all individual wealth over $1 Billion to the Federal Government. Left unsaid by Mr Hewitt was what would happen to people like Bill Gates who would have lost control of Microsoft to the government since all of his then wealth was in ownership of his company.

Liberals are infinitely resourceful in spending other peoples money and there are always ‘needs’ that require more and more. In terms of getting that money they appear to have no idea beyond taxation.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 5:37:46 AM PDT by SES1066 (Vote in 2012 for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS not the Left's!)
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To: Recon Dad
I use to live at Ft. Knox and for a while dated a girl in Bardstown. Her mother worked for Jim Beam. The whole county was dry at the time. Still is I think. Every wall in the mother's house was lined with shelves. On the shelves? The Jim Beam decanters. Every one that had been produced up to that point in time and all were still full. No one in the family consumed alcohol. I just drooled when in the house. Should have married her. Maybe I would have ended up with the collection. Could have retired on the sale of the collection.
21 posted on 10/22/2011 5:50:13 AM PDT by animal172 (Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
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To: HerrBlucher
It is immoral to mix Jack Daniels with anything except a little ice.

No, it is immoral to go after big business for more revenue just because "they can afford it."

What you describe is merely a matter of preference.

22 posted on 10/22/2011 5:53:46 AM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: T.O.K.

Another example of milking the same cow to death.


23 posted on 10/22/2011 6:03:31 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: HerrBlucher

You are correct, sir.


24 posted on 10/22/2011 6:05:59 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: brewcrew

It is immoral to take tongue in cheek posts on FR seriously.


25 posted on 10/22/2011 6:06:18 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: SampleMan

Or, as my grandpa would say, “You can shear a sheep right down to the hide over and over again, but you can only skin it once.”


26 posted on 10/22/2011 6:11:39 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: T.O.K.
“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.

There's a word that describes you to a 't', Mr. Rogers. Communist.

Tennessee has been a target of the progressives for some time...it appears they are making inroads.

27 posted on 10/22/2011 6:15:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Brett Favre?


28 posted on 10/22/2011 6:17:45 AM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: T.O.K.
Perhaps the residents so bent on adding additional taxes on Jack Daniels should read the old story The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.
29 posted on 10/22/2011 6:19:13 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: animal172
Every wall in the mother's house was lined with shelves. On the shelves? The Jim Beam decanters. Every one that had been produced up to that point in time and all were still full. No one in the family consumed alcohol. I just drooled when in the house. Should have married her.

The drooling was probably the reason she didn't marry you.
30 posted on 10/22/2011 6:24:33 AM PDT by Krankor (Electrical banana Is gonna be a sudden craze Electrical banana Is bound to be the very next phase)
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To: SampleMan

“Another example of milking the same cow to death.”

Mr. Entitlement Mentality may find that the “cow” he wanted to milk can and will stomp him into the socialist mire from whence he came.

I can’t imagine the community voting for such a tax. But the fact that it was proposed proves that collectivism infected ‘community organizers’ can be white and live outside Chicago.


31 posted on 10/22/2011 6:39:15 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: T.O.K.; All
Interesting factoid...

Whenever and where ever you buy a bottle of any Jack Daniles product, on average, about 60% of the purchase price goes for various taxes...think about it...

32 posted on 10/22/2011 7:35:28 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Krankor

Never thought of that. Thanks. I’ll watch the drooling if I can ever find another woman who will have anything to do with me.


33 posted on 10/22/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT by animal172 (Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
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To: animal172

Hey! Hey! There Animal,

I like your attitude!!!

Chears:>) Easy Does It


34 posted on 10/22/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by eazdzit (Did your Congressman challenge/Qualify OBAMA? Throw the bums out. WE need a 3rd Party.Palin in 2012)
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