- Government should permanently get out of the business of selling alcohol and end the system in which state-run liquor stores compete against private business.
- Modernization fails to move Pennsylvania into the 21st century.
- Only full privatization ends the conflict of interest inherent in having the PLCB both regulate and promote wine and liquor sales with tax dollars.
- Pennsylvania is not safer or more sober because of government-sold alcohol.
The 2016-17 budget is in the books with a $650 million tax increase. That's a significant increase—but it could pale in comparison to future tax hikes if pension reform continues to fall by the wayside. Meanwhile, there's a notion gaining traction that we don't need pension reform ...