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Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The will of the people — we certainly don't want to consider that. The overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians think it is high time we move into the 21st century and privatize liquor sales.

Utah and Pennsylvania are the only two states holding on to this antiquated, unnecessary system. It gives people fewer choices at higher prices and limits the tax dollars the state could earn. The excuses the hangers-on use make absolutely no sense.

I am sad that some state workers will have to work for private industry, and the new workers won't have the generous state retirement that none of the rest of us get, but the people of Pennsylvania will be the winners.

You need to go only to the borders to get a bigger choice and at cheaper prices than what you have to pay to the largest purchaser of liquor and wine in the country — our very own state stores.

Jim Blair

Rostraver

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