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Price thank goodness indeed one cash strapped town proposing a new tax assure the budget.
But they're not going after the big banks are big oil they're going after big -- -- John Roberts is live -- Jack Daniels distillery Lynchburg Tennessee got a story that we frankly have not found before.
So a tax on Jack -- that -- But attacks on Jack that's what's being proposed now are you taxing -- company just because it's successful.
That's of people here at the Jack Daniels distillery is going on like many counties across the country.
-- is strapped for cash to build new schools roads and bridges in new water treatment plants up.
Where to get the money Charles Rogers 75 year old retiree a concerned citizen.
As He calls and civil says -- There's this big successful distillery just at the end of town.
They could easily afforded if we slap -- tax of ten dollars on every barrel that they failed.
I asked him what's the justification for that -- this tape they in the town of Lynchburg.
Are inextricably connected the Jack Daniels has used the image the bucolic image of Lynchburg -- sell its product and so.
It's time to give back.
Here's what He told.
They have years Lynchburg in their commercials their advertisements going back to the 1950s.
The town of Lynchburg and the people of more county.
Has given to Jack Daniel substantially.
That this is going -- It adds up to about 3.4 cents a bottle but when you sell more than a hundred million bottles of whiskey every year bill that quickly adds up to about four million dollars.
Charles Rogers says -- wanted to just -- a nickel to the price of the bottle that way they can recover the tax.
And make a little money back for themselves -- it is novel.
The -- the -- How is the company response say -- -- Well and not surprisingly they don't like -- a whole lot one of the reasons is that bring a lot of tourists every year.
They spent a lot of money in town.
They are the largest employer in the county they employ about 450 people they account for a third of its tax base and already.
60% of the price of a bottle of Jack Daniels is in some form of tax.
Tommy being who's the general manager Jack Daniels says and how much more can they possibly contribute where does it and.
We have been able to hire 25 or thirty people.
Here in the land for five months.
Him -- are also -- for five million dollars.
That's probably won't like -- a little less competitive so we might not -- -- -- life you know so we think it could be a -- field.
A jobs killer there's the magic word there when you're arguing against attacks attack -- businesses in town they're pretty much split 5050 some think it's a good idea but others bill.
Our little wary of biting the hand that feed on that six hours and happy hour.
That's -- John Roberts and intelligence.
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