Pennsylvania needs to get out of the liquor business, which would lead to better prices, better variety and increased convenience.
By putting the licenses to sell liquor in the hands of private individuals, they will compete for business, meaning lower prices for Pennsylvania residents, better quality of service and the convenience of buying any type of alcohol in one place rather than two or three.
Too many state-run liquor stores are losing money and becoming costly to taxpayers. Pennsylvania would still receive financial benefits. As this new industry emerges, construction, retail, storage and transportation needs will lead to many new jobs.
Privatization also puts the consumer in control. Store owners would want our business, so prices would be better as they vie for our dollars.
And the best part is that Pennsylvania schools and children would be the ultimate benefactors. Gov. Tom Corbett is getting our state out of a business that 48 other states already have abandoned and is making sure our children reap the benefits.
Our legislators need to pass the privatization of liquor stores.
Ronald J. Lutz