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Pa. lawmakers again eye privatizing liquor sales
#31
kimba;131209 Wrote:The Pittsburgh Zoo, The National Aviary and Phipps Conservatory come to mind mind when talking about privatizing the liquor stores.

All 3 were originally run by the state and were failing. Big time.

When they became private entities, they clawed their way back from the brink and are doing well.

My main concern is letting a foreign company take over the liquor stores. I think they should let Pennsylvanians take the reins of what happens in PA. Not farm it out to an out of the country business.

Yes... we should make it so the only people that work there and own it live in the municipality the store is in. Oh and they should be natural born to that place as well, just incase they have intentions of a booze take over mafia type thing...

How about we just act like every other item sold with the only exception being certified in age verification so the poor guy selling it has a clue of the ass pounding fines he gets if someone shows him a fake id and he sells to them even though they showed him a fake id...unless of course, he's certified, in which case well make it a smaller fine.
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#32
Guys can we tone down the animosity some and discuss the issue? That can be done without the personal attacks. That goes for everyone involved.

Thanks.
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ExcelToExcel;131212 Wrote:
kimba;131209 Wrote:The Pittsburgh Zoo, The National Aviary and Phipps Conservatory come to mind mind when talking about privatizing the liquor stores.

All 3 were originally run by the state and were failing. Big time.

When they became private entities, they clawed their way back from the brink and are doing well.

My main concern is letting a foreign company take over the liquor stores. I think they should let Pennsylvanians take the reins of what happens in PA. Not farm it out to an out of the country business.

Yes... we should make it so the only people that work there and own it live in the municipality the store is in. Oh and they should be natural born to that place as well, just incase they have intentions of a booze take over mafia type thing...

How about we just act like every other item sold with the only exception being certified in age verification so the poor guy selling it has a clue of the ass pounding fines he gets if someone shows him a fake id and he sells to them even though they showed him a fake id...unless of course, he's certified, in which case well make it a smaller fine.

I'm just tired of letting profits slip from the hands of Americans into foreign pockets. How does turning over the liquor sales to a foreign country help America?

Oh, and there are jobs out there that require you to live in the municipality that you work in. Or at least pay more in taxes if you live outside that community.

As to the bolded part.....WTF. I have no idea what you are talking about or how this pertains to the topic.

Just Pa wasn't the message I intended to convey. Sorry.
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streaker69;131217 Wrote:Guys can we tone down the animosity some and discuss the issue? That can be done without the personal attacks. That goes for everyone involved.

Thanks.

I'll drink to that! Tongue
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#35
Americans own way more companies overseas than they do of ours so be careful what you wish for.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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kimba;131225 Wrote:
ExcelToExcel;131212 Wrote:Yes... we should make it so the only people that work there and own it live in the municipality the store is in. Oh and they should be natural born to that place as well, just incase they have intentions of a booze take over mafia type thing...

How about we just act like every other item sold with the only exception being certified in age verification so the poor guy selling it has a clue of the ass pounding fines he gets if someone shows him a fake id and he sells to them even though they showed him a fake id...unless of course, he's certified, in which case well make it a smaller fine.

I'm just tired of letting profits slip from the hands of Americans into foreign pockets. How does turning over the liquor sales to a foreign country help America?

Oh, and there are jobs out there that require you to live in the municipality that you work in. Or at least pay more in taxes if you live outside that community.

As to the bolded part.....WTF. I have no idea what you are talking about or how this pertains to the topic.

Just Pa wasn't the message I intended to convey. Sorry.

The point of my post was simply that regulating who can or cannot is a slippery slope and serves no great purpose. I dont think foreigners are going to get a work visa so foreign countries owning them won't be where the bulk of the sales go anyway. The last part has to do with stupid lcba regulations on serving minors that present fake ids and fine the guys that do so even if they had no reason to suspect a fake id.

As for toning it down, from the language and personal attacks from posters previous to me I thought it was a new day of no holds barred pa2a time because it was definitely filled with personal attacks against people other than me. I agree maybe we shouldn't allow such remarks.

Back on topic. PA has no legitimate reason to regulate alcohol beyond open containers being sold and arguably legal age restrictions. Anyone should be able to sell booze with a simple, cheap, permit at most.
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ExcelToExcel;131257 Wrote:As for toning it down, from the language and personal attacks from posters previous to me I thought it was a new day of no holds barred pa2a time because it was definitely filled with personal attacks against people other than me. I agree maybe we shouldn't allow such remarks.

That message wasn't directed at you, I hadn't been reading this thread until right before I posted that message. No one reported anything, I just didn't like the tone that was being taken.
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#39
I thought I read somewhere that Corbet was working on deal similar to what he wanted to do with the state lottery.

It was a foreign company that would run it with only a small percentage going to us. The company reaped a greater portion of the sales than the state.

It has nothing to do with work visas to shut us out of jobs.??? I don't know where you got that from my posts.

Apparently we are not communicating well so I will bow out.

G'day.
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