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Opinion/Editorial: Taxation of distilleries presently unfair
Daily Progress Editorial Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10 p.m.

Differing yet fundamental philosophies over taxation are at the heart of a dispute involving distilleries.

One viewpoint says: Government is justified in taking as much of your money as it can get away with.

The other says: It’s your money, after all, and government will take only a fair and reasonable share.

Is a 54 percent tax reasonable — more than half of your profit? Is it fair, when similar goods are taxed at much lower rates?

We don’t think so.

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