This is in response to Paul Kengor's article in the Sunday Trib ( “Give us liberty!,” . Mr. Kengor and those who whine in favor of liquor privatization have used the same argument for 20-plus years. Has he been in a premium collection store lately? There is a 4,000-plus selection of wines and spirits, and the chairman selection wines are the lowest priced in the country.
People from neighboring states come in to purchase these wines, which are priced lower than in their own state. Along with these 4,000 selections, there are another 10,000-plus that can be special ordered. Doesn't sound like limited options to me.
Kengor mentions he travels around California a lot. I wonder how much that gallon of gas costs him to get that inexpensive Cali Cab that doesn't have to be shipped back to the East Coast.
One more question for Kengor: How do we replace the revenue that would be lost by privatization? More taxes?
The writer works for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
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