Washington State privatizes liquor

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    This is screwing small businesses, and is another win for corporations.
    Washington State Voters Approve Law To Privatize Liquor Sales - Election HQ News Story - KXLY Spokane

    It states some mini marts will be able to sell alcohol, I wonder how that will be decided?

    I wasn't a big fan of privatizing it, but we are going to do it, at least not screw small business.
     
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    Interesting. On the surface it appears to be a win for free enterprise. Y'all need to push for a very open and transparent licensing process.

    Washington State may yet loose its reputation among the drunks as a very expensive place to buy a bottle.
     
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    i wonder why righgwingers aren't yelling socialism bout government run package stores. hmmmm...
     
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    STate monopolies on alcohold sales are a bad idea.

    FWIW, so are state monopolies on marijuana sales.
     
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    Mostly because it is actually in the consitution, via the 21st amendment, giving states and localities the right to regulate alcohol sales, a sacrifice made to repeal prohibition.

    "The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited."
     
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    We have this in Canada. It is an absolute racket and ripoff. Distribution should be completely private.
     
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    Capitalism is a bitch.
     
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    They voted for it, as usual.
     
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    It's silly to have a monopoly, government or otherwise.
     
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    We have state-owned liquor stores and it's absolutely stupid. To make matters worse, bars and restaurants can only buy from these state stores and can not use distributors.

    And to make matters even worse, stores that sell liquor can't sell anything else - including beer.

    But at least we can buy beer on Sundays!
     

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