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Privatizing Liquor Sales

What are we waiting for?

When it comes to alcohol, a majority of Pennsylvanians agree on one thing: They want it firmly in the hands of the private sector.

So found the latest Inquirer Pennsylvania Poll, in which likely voters, by a ratio of nearly 2-1, said they favored doing away with state control over the sale of wine and liquor.

And 61 percent of respondents in the bipartisan survey said they supported allowing grocery stores to sell beer and wine.

Even so, privatizing the Liquor Control Board remains an elusive goal in Harrisburg despite some big names behind the effort, including Gov. Corbett, who campaigned on the issue and often cites privatization’s popularity with the public.

I realize the unions are wrapped up in the liquor stores quite tightly, but if Scott Walker can take them on in Wisconsin (and their deeper entrenchment), can’t Corbett knock them out where they’re no public support?

November 4, 2012 at 8:51 am
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  • November 4, 2012 at 8:35 pmAlbert Brooks

    Absolutely! A state of 12.5 million should not be held hostage by 3,500 clerks and a system poorly managed by incompetents put in position by patronage.

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