N.J. weighs wider grocery store liquo...

N.J. weighs wider grocery store liquor sales

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 7, 2007, titled N.J. weighs wider grocery store liquor sales. In it, Newsday reports that:

When it comes to buying alcohol in New Jersey, most people will have to make two stops to buy bread and bubbly for their holiday dinners this year.

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professor

Saddle River, NJ

#1 Dec 9, 2007
Gotta love these lame duck Democrats in our esteemed State Legislature! The Dems are accomplishing all the hidden agenda they never let us know about before the elections. They're taking care of their social engineering and tax hike schemes, while paying back their political donors and special interests. And the best part is- they're not accountable to anyone.
fwiw

United States

#2 Dec 9, 2007
Good move. Probably one of the main reasons we are so short on drunk drivers around the holidays is because the stuff is so damn hard to come by.

Money money money for everyone.
NJ Liquor Store Owner

Burlington, NJ

#3 Dec 12, 2007
My store is in one of those "econically depressed areas". I deal with 15 underage kids each week, drunks, street scum, drug users and other idiots day in and day out. Trust me, I've seen it allafter 15 years.
I just can't imagine some supermarket clerk with either the smarts or guts a liquor store worker has when it comes to dealing with this kind of "customer".
Hey .. I have an idea ... why don't they allow casinos to come into the poor neighbors and set up shop, just like they did years ago to make Atlantic City a better place to live.
Stop picking on the little guy. Our mom and pops most likely employ 10,000 to 15,000 folks thoughout the State. Kiss half of those jobs goodbye, plus revenue from the license fees, income tax and all the other money it costs us to keep our livelyhood going.
Another great idea from Trenton lawmakers!
Jim Williams
La Casa Liquors, Trenton, NJ
lol

United States

#4 Dec 12, 2007
fwiw wrote:
Good move. Probably one of the main reasons we are so short on drunk drivers around the holidays is because the stuff is so damn hard to come by.
Money money money for everyone.
LOL
Milltown Man

Kenilworth, NJ

#6 Dec 14, 2007
Kids with friends who are supermarket cashiers are cheering right now - knowing they will be able to get liquor without being carded.
So when the underaged drinking-related tragedies start piling up, who will turn back the clock?
wow

United States

#7 Dec 14, 2007
Milltown Man wrote:
Kids with friends who are supermarket cashiers are cheering right now - knowing they will be able to get liquor without being carded.
So when the underaged drinking-related tragedies start piling up, who will turn back the clock?
So what's a few dozen odd lives when everyone can make money.
jimi

Montgomery, AL

#8 Dec 17, 2007
Come on people! Let's move back over into reality, shall we?
45 states allow liquor sales in supermarkets. In those states, neighborhood "Mom and Pop" stores are still abundant. Really, they are! I've seen them!
This whole "You'll push us out of business" argument just doesn't hold water. You may lose a small portion of your clientele, but you'll be able to stay in business.
As far as the "It'll turn our kids into alcoholics" argument... Trust me, if a kid wants to get a bottle of MD 20/20, he's going to get it. Teenagers are very resourceful when it comes to getting booze. The difference this bill makes will be minimal.
Now, for the "we'll have a bunch of drunks on the road because it's so easy to get booze" argument...
Complete and utter BS.
How about we shut down all the bars? I'd rather have the drunks sitting at home boozing it up. Then, when it's time for nighty-night, they just stagger to the bedroom and pass out, instead of staggering to the car/motorcycle and trying to drive home.

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