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M.R. Birkos' letter “Anything but ‘parochial'” (Aug. 6 and TribLIVE.com) attempts to defend the LCB as a successful business model for our state. I wonder if Birkos would feel the same way if obligated to buy cars, groceries, etc., from state-owned agencies.

When price, choice and hours of operation are all controlled by the state, with no recourse except abstinence on the part of the consumer, enterprises are run for the benefit of the employees and their unions, not the consumer.

There is absolutely no logical argument that can be made for the state to be involved in the liquor business — period. Our governor and legislators should be ashamed of themselves for failing to bring an end to this outdated incursion into private-sector enterprise.

Robert Tunno

Hempfield

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