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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45832 Jan 17, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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I generally don't get into the PA booze laws.
It's a bit weird here. You can buy up to 2 6-packs at the local pizza shop (more expensive). For cases of beer, you need to go to a beer distributor (private business). Wine and hard liquor is state stores.
A number of years back, they got a business guy to run the state stores.(Joe Conti?) He changed those stores quite a bit. Some stores are open on Sunday. They experimented with having state stores in supermarkets. You can order cases of a favored wine over the internet and pick up at the store. The big one was using the buying power to negotiate discounts from suppliers.
As a consumer, it doesn't really bother me. Prices are competitive (used to run to Delaware ages ago. Heard Jersey was cheaper but that means going to Jersey - bridge tolls.) and you make your plans around the store hours like anything else.
Now I'm also in a major metropolitan area so my state store experience may differ than in the rural parts of the state.
If the state stores were privatized, what I could see happening is a most business catering to the most popular products. There would be a few specialty stores that go for off beat brands but you'll have to search them out. Pretty much a wash there.
Maybe I'm missing something, but this particular issue is just "meh" to me. Whether the state stores are privatized, the booze tax is still going to be there.
Just go elsewhere and see how bad you're being screwed in Pennsylvania.

The average supermarket in Cali carries a larger selection than PA state stores, at much, much lower prices.

You're paying through the nose for overpaid clerks at overstaffed stores.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45833 Jan 17, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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I generally don't get into the PA booze laws.
It's a bit weird here. You can buy up to 2 6-packs at the local pizza shop (more expensive). For cases of beer, you need to go to a beer distributor (private business). Wine and hard liquor is state stores.
A number of years back, they got a business guy to run the state stores.(Joe Conti?) He changed those stores quite a bit. Some stores are open on Sunday. They experimented with having state stores in supermarkets. You can order cases of a favored wine over the internet and pick up at the store. The big one was using the buying power to negotiate discounts from suppliers.
As a consumer, it doesn't really bother me. Prices are competitive (used to run to Delaware ages ago. Heard Jersey was cheaper but that means going to Jersey - bridge tolls.) and you make your plans around the store hours like anything else.
Now I'm also in a major metropolitan area so my state store experience may differ than in the rural parts of the state.
If the state stores were privatized, what I could see happening is a most business catering to the most popular products. There would be a few specialty stores that go for off beat brands but you'll have to search them out. Pretty much a wash there.
Maybe I'm missing something, but this particular issue is just "meh" to me. Whether the state stores are privatized, the booze tax is still going to be there.
Delaware is still much cheaper. Just go there and see.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45834 Jan 17, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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If the mafia paid off a big winner...
There was a murder here a couple of years ago. The news reported that it was a result of who was "more Irish". Word on the street was, guy hit an underground lottery for 70g. And when he went to collect, he won a baseball bat to the head.
And yeah... playing the lottery is not a retirement plan.
But trying to live off 3 part time jobs at minimum wage (if you can get them) isn't going to yield a decent retirement plan either.
So, you're one of the lottery suckers.

Thanks for your contribution.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45835 Jan 17, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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If the mafia paid off a big winner...
There was a murder here a couple of years ago. The news reported that it was a result of who was "more Irish". Word on the street was, guy hit an underground lottery for 70g. And when he went to collect, he won a baseball bat to the head.
And yeah... playing the lottery is not a retirement plan.
But trying to live off 3 part time jobs at minimum wage (if you can get them) isn't going to yield a decent retirement plan either.
Win $70K on the state lottery and you'll pay $30K in taxes on the winnings.

What a deal!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45836 Jan 17, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Then educate me. Point me to a link where I can learn.
Would that management contracting company be forced to publicly show their books like this:
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http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us/reports/2012/62...
More importantly, will that external manager be able to beat the Administrative costs as shown on page 19 on the above link?
Administrative Costs. For the years FY 2001-02 through FY 2010-11, Pennsylvania’s Lottery sales increased by two-thirds, and its administrative costs nearly doubled. However, administrative costs as a percent of total sales remained below 3 percent, ranging from a low of 1.97 percent in FY 2001-02 to a high of 2.65 percent FY 2007-08) and averaged 2.35 percent for the 10 years. See Table 8. As shown
Table 8
Administrative Costs as a Percent of Lottery Sales
FY 2001-02 Through FY 2010-11
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Fiscal Year Sales Administrative Costs Administrative Costs as Percent of Sales
2001-02 .....$1,934,164 $38,119 1.97%
2002-03 ..... 2,132,981 47,873 2.24
2003-04 ..... 2,352,072 57,499 2.44
2004-05 ..... 2,644,856 63,423 2.40
2005-06 ..... 3,070,268 63,444 2.07
2006-07 ..... 3,076,339 74,851 2.43
2007-08 ..... 3,089,188 81,843 2.65
2008-09 ..... 3,088,162 73,912 2.39
2009-10 ..... 3,065,717 76,601 2.50
2010-11 ..... 3,207,908 73,698 2.30
When your gross margin is 50% of sales, increasing sales is much more important than administrative costs. Your data indicates puny sales growth, an excellent reason for management change.

Besides, government data on administrative costs usually ignores long-term pension liability, which can exceed salary costs.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45837 Jan 17, 2013
Franklin Templeton wrote:
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No kidding in liberal California too. That TaxNoMore idiot should be a happy as a pig in sh.it then.
Laugh all you want, but PA residents are getting ripped off by the state liquor stores.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45838 Jan 17, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
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All Wine & Spirits
when you buy six 750 ml bottles or larger of wine & spirits or Four 6 packs of beer with card
30% OFF mix & match when you buy six 750 ml WITH CARD
In order to buy beer in PA, you need to go to a rat-infested garage (otherwise known as a "beer distributor") and buy a case stacked on the floor on top of the rat feces.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#45839 Jan 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ignoring the truth does not change the facts.
And fabricating facts does not make them the truth.

There is nothing remotely socialist icabout the US government. The only people making that claim are paid fearmongers and their gullible dupes.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#45840 Jan 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Win $70K on the state lottery and you'll pay $30K in taxes on the winnings.
What a deal!
Boy, I'd HATE for anyone to give me $40,000. That would SUCK.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#45841 Jan 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Laugh all you want, but PA residents are getting ripped off by the state liquor stores.
PA liquor stores bring in over $250 million to the state annually. That's money that isn't being collected in taxes. Why would you complain about that?

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#45842 Jan 18, 2013
My mistake. PA brings in almost $400 million in revenue every year from the state-run liquor sales system.
Mario

Pittsburgh, PA

#45843 Jan 18, 2013
Thank God......Hockey season is back.......
Mario

Pittsburgh, PA

#45844 Jan 18, 2013
Thank God.....Hockey season is back......
Omar K

West Mifflin, PA

#45849 Jan 18, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
Dan the Man Chambersburg
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There is nothing remotely socialistic about the US government.
The only people making that claim are paid fearmongers and their gullible dupes.
Of course socialism is completely irrelevant to anything that's happening in the US government.
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Total number of Americans on welfare 4,300,000
Total number of Americans on food stamps 46,700,000
Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 5,600,000
Percent of the US population on welfare 4.1 %
Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment)$131.9 billion
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Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare...$1000
Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job ...40
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job... 7
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than the average salary of a U.S. Teacher... 9
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Top 10 Hourly Wage Equivalent Welfare States in U.S.
State..........Hourly Wage Equivalent
Hawaii..........17.50
Alaska..........15.48
Massachusetts..........14.66
Connecticut..........14.23
Washington, D.C..........13.99
New York..........13.13
New Jersey..........12.55
Rhode Island $12.55
California $11.59
Virginia $11.11
http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statist...
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Of course socialism is completely irrelevant to anything that's happening in the US government.
Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment)$131.9 billion

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What did we gain in Iraq and Afghanistan????????
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http://costofwar.com/
Omar K

West Mifflin, PA

#45850 Jan 18, 2013
"We cannot account for 2.3 TRILLION DOLLARS"-Donald Rumsfeld ( meaning Pentagon spending)???
He quoted that one day before 9/11 !!!!!!!
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LØØK HERE:



Omar K

West Mifflin, PA

#45852 Jan 18, 2013
It's better to lose trillions upon trillions of dollars than to give it out to the poor and needy!
What a country !!!!!!!!!!
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Let the poor and elderly eat cake!!
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Why spent money on them when we can lost trillions of dollars and spend trillion of dollars looking for weapons of mass destruction we never found??????
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Kick the poor and needy to the curb we dont need those 47% of moochers dragging our country down!!!!!

We need that money for useless and unwinnable wars!!!!
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Franklin Templeton

Newark, NJ

#45853 Jan 18, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
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There is nothing remotely socialistic about the US government.
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Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare...$1000
Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job ...40
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job... 7
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than the average salary of a U.S. Teacher... 9
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There is nothing remotely socialistic about the US government.
The only people making that claim are paid fear-mongers and their gullible dupes.
The only gullible dupe or dope around here is you....
whosaTaxnomoron

New Castle, PA

#45856 Jan 18, 2013
I wonder what TxNMor would like to do with all of the people currently receiving welfare, stamps, UC, etc.

btw...Businesses are paying for the unemployment comp. Ours goes up every year, and we've had 0 claims.

But I would like to know what we're suppose to do with all of these folks--many of whom are receiving benefits through no desire of their own
Dr Smith

Clearfield, PA

#45857 Jan 18, 2013
Mentally ill liberals

Ft Hood~~~ Registered Democrat ~ Muslim

Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals

Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat

Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal

Newtown School Shooter-~~~ Registered Democrat; hated Christians.

Gabby Giffords and others in Arizona ~~~ Jared Loughner, registered Democrat
Moby

West Mifflin, PA

#45862 Jan 18, 2013
GOP wants to cut back on spending,,,,,,,,,,but only for a Democratic President..........
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Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment)$131.9 billion

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Total cost of the 2 unecessary and useless wars Bush Jr started ..........and still climbing with interest from money borrowed from China.........."
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Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 cost tax payers "
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What did we gain in Iraq and Afghanistan????????
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Tell Obama to cut back on spending.........we cant waste this money on handouts to the poor and elderly.........we must put 2 TRILLION back in the military!!!!!!!!!!
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LØØK HERE ,,,,for the Bush's unpaid 2 wars, 2 tax cuts and prescription drug program for medicare........Let's stop wastful spending !!!!!!!!!!

http://costofwar.com/

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