Paper: Liquor board among most restri...

Paper: Liquor board among most restrictive

There are 5 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 28, 2008, titled Paper: Liquor board among most restrictive. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Pennsylvania has one of the tightest, most restrictive liquor control systems in the country, generating millions for state coffers but frustrating critics who say it remains susceptible to political influence, ...

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Since: Mar 07

Allentown, PA

#1 Jan 28, 2008
And this is news? Pennsylvania's system for regulating alcohol sales is horribly antiquated and makes no sense.

Somehow regular ol' stores manage to sell tobacco successfully in Pennsylvania. I challenge anyone to explain how alcohol sales should be regulated differently than tobacco sales.
Blah

Schnecksville, PA

#2 Jan 28, 2008
Richard_in_S_Whitehall wrote:
And this is news? Pennsylvania's system for regulating alcohol sales is horribly antiquated and makes no sense.
Somehow regular ol' stores manage to sell tobacco successfully in Pennsylvania. I challenge anyone to explain how alcohol sales should be regulated differently than tobacco sales.
Agreed. This article states the obvious.

Excessive taxes. You mean like the now worthless 10% tax imposed in 1939 for the Johnstown flood victims? I highly doubt one dime goes to a victim. I believe thats a 200 million dollar windfall right into the coffers of good ole Pennsyltucky.

I am sure there are other hidden taxes that we don't even know about.

Strict? Yep. Hey, what other state do you get to go to three different places for your alcohol needs. What a joke.

Unfortunately, this is a cash cow for Pa. and they will NEVER give that up.
Justin

Blairsville, PA

#3 Jan 28, 2008
It should be disbanded
Longshanks

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jan 29, 2008
It should be disbanded and despite what the beverage unions want you to believe that deregulating the sale of beer/wine/liquor so it can be sold in convenience stores and supermarkets will not hurt the selection, cause more alcoholism, or do any harm to the public other than put those greedy people out of business. There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to buy everything in a supermarket or beer in a convenience store. Enough of the unions in this state trying to influence everything. Unions are so outdated, and while some are helpful, the beverage union is only vying to keep their corner on the market. Enough is enough.
Doc NN

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Jan 29, 2008
This country was founded on the principles of freedom and the objection to state controls. How ironic that the state where the declaration was signed is also where the most restricted state system of controls exists!!! The system should be disbanded with immediate effect. Besides, some time ago, an employee at one of these stores was downright rude to me, and if this was not a restricted system, I would have gone to another store...This is what a union of a controlled system leads to... inferior service and a higher prices!!!
Disband the system NOW!!!

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