Union leader defends state-run liquor sales

Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor and wine stores do a better job collecting taxes, enforcing the drinking age and offering a broad selection of products at competitive prices than private operators would, the head of the largest state-store employee union said Monday. Full Story
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Mount Laurel, NJ

#23 Mar 30, 2011
If what he says is true, that most of the licenses would go to convenience stores and small mom and pops and that the prices would be inflated, then why is that not the case in surrounding states? Booze is more plentiful and cheaper in those states.

Etters, PA

#24 Mar 30, 2011
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Liquor stores in Chicago are just insane. There are nearly 600 of them.
Here is one of 587 such places.
I was speaking of towns with a population of less than 80,000.
Schnuck's, a grocery store in Bloomington, IL (pop. 73,000) has a liquor department that is easily 4 times the size of the local state store.
Walgreen's has a store devoted entirely to liquor.
Osco Drug store has a liquor selection about half of the Schnuck's.
Maybe this will help put things in perspective.....
Name something the government runs better than private enterprise.

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#25 Mar 30, 2011
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>Deficits!

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