Statewide Sunday Alcohol Sales Boost VA Revenue - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and...

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Sunday alcohol sales at state-run liquor stores have surged Virginia since they went statewide in July.

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RNR

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Its insane for the VA. ABC stores to be opened on Sundays. Give the employees a break for pete's sake. Nobody needs booze that bad. And don't bash me I'm a drinker. Hell you can't buy beer past midnite but Liquor stores can be opened on Sundays. But wait, its all about the money, silly me
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Yes, silly you.If they dont want to work on Sundays, then find a new job! Im sure there are plenty of other people who would be willing to come in on a Sunday for a paycheck!
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Oh, and I forgot radar detectors. Unconstitutional, but the state has pulled it off.
Me myself and I

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I still don't understand why they don't just tax the stuff and then let the grocery stores sell it.

The grocery stores have much much lower distribution costs. It could almost certainly be taxed at a rate that generates increased revenue for the state while lowering the overall cost.

A bottle of scotch selling for $100 in our ABC stores is $60 in NY state. There has to be a position where the state can maintain revenue without the citizens being gouged.
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Some other stupid Virginia state laws...

No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.

Source text: http://www.dumblaws.com/law/105

You may not engage in business on Sundays, with the exception of almost every industry.

Source text: http://www.dumblaws.com/law/946

If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.

Source text: http://www.dumblaws.com/law/947
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Its insane for the VA. ABC stores to be opened on Sundays. Give the employees a break for pete's sake. Nobody needs booze that bad. And don't bash me I'm a drinker. Hell you can't buy beer past midnite but Liquor stores can be opened on Sundays. But wait, its all about the money, silly me
Nobody is forcing any to work on Sundays.
Dude

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*anyone
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If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.
Source text: http://www.dumblaws.com/law/947
Even with oneself?

What about her?

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I still don't understand why they don't just tax the stuff and then let the grocery stores sell it.
The grocery stores have much much lower distribution costs. It could almost certainly be taxed at a rate that generates increased revenue for the state while lowering the overall cost.
A bottle of scotch selling for $100 in our ABC stores is $60 in NY state. There has to be a position where the state can maintain revenue without the citizens being gouged.
McDonnell spent 2 years studying how to privatize and continue to maintain the current $$$ revenue for the state. The closest he came was $80 Million less and that was retaining the warehouse and forcing the private stores to buy from the state.

Currently, the state nets $334 MILLION per year and no governor in their right mind is willing to throw that money away.

The delivery cost is currently 37 cents per bottle and no mom and pop store could ever match that.

Every city and county would loose $$$ as the ABC return a percentage of sales to the municipality. The ABC also funds most DARE school police officers and completely funds the department of Mental Health.

Yes, the state could privatize, but just which services should the state cut?
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Even with oneself?
What about her?
A literal legal gray area isn't it?
Dude

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McDonnell spent 2 years studying how to privatize and continue to maintain the current $$$ revenue for the state. The closest he came was $80 Million less and that was retaining the warehouse and forcing the private stores to buy from the state.
Currently, the state nets $334 MILLION per year and no governor in their right mind is willing to throw that money away.
The delivery cost is currently 37 cents per bottle and no mom and pop store could ever match that.
Every city and county would loose $$$ as the ABC return a percentage of sales to the municipality. The ABC also funds most DARE school police officers and completely funds the department of Mental Health.
Yes, the state could privatize, but just which services should the state cut?
Privatization is a tenet of capitalism.
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McDonnell spent 2 years studying how to privatize and continue to maintain the current $$$ revenue for the state. The closest he came was $80 Million less and that was retaining the warehouse and forcing the private stores to buy from the state.
Currently, the state nets $334 MILLION per year and no governor in their right mind is willing to throw that money away.
The delivery cost is currently 37 cents per bottle and no mom and pop store could ever match that.
Every city and county would loose $$$ as the ABC return a percentage of sales to the municipality. The ABC also funds most DARE school police officers and completely funds the department of Mental Health.
Yes, the state could privatize, but just which services should the state cut?
more specifically, I never thought I'd see the day when you would be an apologist for socialism, because that's what it is, isn't it?
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A literal legal gray area isn't it?
what about watching her? yowza.*rimshot*

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<quoted text>more specifically, I never thought I'd see the day when you would be an apologist for socialism, because that's what it is, isn't it?
No, it is a monopoly, and a very profitable one for the state and the citizens.

The ABC stores would be the perfect sales outlet for legalized Marijuana. The mechanisms are already in place for control and taxation.

Budget problems would be a thing of the past if they legalized, taxed, controlled and sold marijuana.
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No, it is a monopoly, and a very profitable one for the state and the citizens.
The ABC stores would be the perfect sales outlet for legalized Marijuana. The mechanisms are already in place for control and taxation.
Budget problems would be a thing of the past if they legalized, taxed, controlled and sold marijuana.
Which is socialism, right? A monopoly owned by the state?
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The marijuana (for one) is a completely different issue and while I'm in agreement with you, I'm not necessarily about the state running it. I do believe that regulation would be necessary, though. state should be concerned with.

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<quoted text>Which is socialism, right? A monopoly owned by the state?
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The marijuana (for one) is a completely different issue and while I'm in agreement with you, I'm not necessarily about the state running it. I do believe that regulation would be necessary, though. state should be concerned with.
I don't see it as socialism. Yes, it is the government controlling the sales, but Virginia does not look like NY, MD or DC with liquor stores on every other corner in urban areas.

That is exactly what the last plan would have allowed by tripling the number of store licenses sold by the state to replace the current 339 stores without any increase in the enforcement arm of the agency.

Not a good plan IMO.
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Yes, silly you.If they dont want to work on Sundays, then find a new job! Im sure there are plenty of other people who would be willing to come in on a Sunday for a paycheck!
We have a bunch of General Assembly folks and the Governor who are suppose to be conservatives...hmmm, i wonder about their hypocrisy.
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So VA is joining the rest of the world; now if they would just lighten up on the marijuana and sodomy thing, this place would be great place to live in !
Even conservatives are paving a way for our country to be destroyed.
Just saying..........
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Me myself and I wrote:
I still don't understand why they don't just tax the stuff and then let the grocery stores sell it.
The grocery stores have much much lower distribution costs. It could almost certainly be taxed at a rate that generates increased revenue for the state while lowering the overall cost.
A bottle of scotch selling for $100 in our ABC stores is $60 in NY state. There has to be a position where the state can maintain revenue without the citizens being gouged.
If its about revenue...the state is in. Republicans can always say they didn't raise taxes but yet are willing to allow crazy shyt to be sold.
new hammer time

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va_tazdad wrote:
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McDonnell spent 2 years studying how to privatize and continue to maintain the current $$$ revenue for the state. The closest he came was $80 Million less and that was retaining the warehouse and forcing the private stores to buy from the state.
Currently, the state nets $334 MILLION per year and no governor in their right mind is willing to throw that money away.
The delivery cost is currently 37 cents per bottle and no mom and pop store could ever match that.
Every city and county would loose $$$ as the ABC return a percentage of sales to the municipality. The ABC also funds most DARE school police officers and completely funds the department of Mental Health.
Yes, the state could privatize, but just which services should the state cut?
THats what you rethugs want to do with SS....privatize it to the volitale stock market. Rethugs are so stupid.

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