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Privatization of the state liquor store system failed to gain passage during state budget talks. Should it be attempted in the next session of the Legislature?

  1. Yes, 48 other states have grasped the benefits of a private liquor store system that puts the free enterprise system and consumer benefits ahead of the costly, outdated, bureaucratic government-run liquor store system.
  2. No, the state system is fine as it is set up and can't be markedly approved by going to a private system.
 
 
 
 
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JohnRz

Jul-10-13 1:01 AM

Wow! I hope you don't expect any ethics in journalism awards for the "fair" wording of the questions!

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jeanjae

Jul-10-13 9:43 AM

The answers should be a simple "yes" or "no."

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NorthCountryNimrod

Jul-14-13 7:26 AM

If the State Store system is "privatized", only big chain stores will be able to afford the $100,00.00 license fee. Do you really want to go into Giant or Wegmans, with your kids, to get your alcohol? The system was set up to keep minors from obtaining "hard liquor" and, so far, has been doing a pretty good job of that.

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carlohnmeiss

Jul-14-13 8:31 AM

i am not for it if you privatize the state Liquor sales taxes will go sky high we will only get the sales tax from the stores after they buy the liquor license's then here are more negatives job loss's Walmart will not hire more people because they sell alcohol we will lose the revenue from the profits which the state gets a lot of beer distributors would be forced out of business would put more drunk drivers on our highways you could go to any corner store or market that is open buy alcohol till 2 am in the morning like a bar in most bars that are run legally you can't buy a fifth of the hard stuff to go not even a shot unless you drink it before you go out the door last but not least if you get drunk at the bar seriously hurt or kill someone the last bar you were served gets sued for the damages as where the store wouldn't be able to be sued because they didn't get smashed there he drank it at home and was not visibly intoxicated when they sold it to him!

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carlohnmeiss

Jul-14-13 8:31 AM

i am not for it if you privatize the state Liquor sales taxes will go sky high we will only get the sales tax from the stores after they buy the liquor license's then here are more negatives job loss's Walmart will not hire more people because they sell alcohol we will lose the revenue from the profits which the state gets a lot of beer distributors would be forced out of business would put more drunk drivers on our highways you could go to any corner store or market that is open buy alcohol till 2 am in the morning like a bar in most bars that are run legally you can't buy a fifth of the hard stuff to go not even a shot unless you drink it before you go out the door last but not least if you get drunk at the bar seriously hurt or kill someone the last bar you were served gets sued for the damages as where the store wouldn't be able to be sued because they didn't get smashed there he drank it at home and was not visibly intoxicated when they sold it to him!

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carlohnmeiss

Jul-14-13 8:31 AM

i am not for it if you privatize the state Liquor sales taxes will go sky high we will only get the sales tax from the stores after they buy the liquor license's then here are more negatives job loss's Walmart will not hire more people because they sell alcohol we will lose the revenue from the profits which the state gets a lot of beer distributors would be forced out of business would put more drunk drivers on our highways you could go to any corner store or market that is open buy alcohol till 2 am in the morning like a bar in most bars that are run legally you can't buy a fifth of the hard stuff to go not even a shot unless you drink it before you go out the door last but not least if you get drunk at the bar seriously hurt or kill someone the last bar you were served gets sued for the damages as where the store wouldn't be able to be sued because they didn't get smashed there he drank it at home and was not visibly intoxicated when they sold it to him!

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carlohnmeiss

Jul-14-13 8:31 AM

i am not for it if you privatize the state Liquor sales taxes will go sky high we will only get the sales tax from the stores after they buy the liquor license's then here are more negatives job loss's Walmart will not hire more people because they sell alcohol we will lose the revenue from the profits which the state gets a lot of beer distributors would be forced out of business would put more drunk drivers on our highways you could go to any corner store or market that is open buy alcohol till 2 am in the morning like a bar in most bars that are run legally you can't buy a fifth of the hard stuff to go not even a shot unless you drink it before you go out the door last but not least if you get drunk at the bar seriously hurt or kill someone the last bar you were served gets sued for the damages as where the store wouldn't be able to be sued because they didn't get smashed there he drank it at home and was not visibly intoxicated when they sold it to him!

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spike2

Jul-15-13 7:54 AM

We get it Carl. your answer is No. Your post is the winner of The Largest Run-on Sentence!Wow!

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rshook

Jul-16-13 9:55 AM

If its a question of economics why not make them pay for All their own benefits and retirement? This would include their own 401k contributions, buy their own healthcare insurance. In fact why not make all government employees pay for their own retirement and healthcare insurance? Liberals should have no complaint since the business mandate of Obamacare is on hold till after the midterm elections of 2014 but the individual mandate is still in full force and effect.

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