Article: "Although Lockhart used the word 'privatization,' she conceded
the state won't relinquish control of alcohol."In other words,
we keep the socialist system. The DABC is a purer form of socialism than
Obamacare, but the local right wing seems blind to that.
Sounds like the politicos are "stuck on stupid."Instead of
getting the state out of the operation of liquor stores they are determined to
waste time and money buying or leasing buildings, hiring staff, ordering and
stocking inventory and handling retail sales. Of course that adds to the number
of state employees drawing wages and stacking up benefit and retirement costs,
all to be paid by the taxpayers.Those are all things that private
enterprise can do better and more efficiently and at no cost to taxpayers.Need the revenue? Just bump up the taxes on alcohol and let private
enterprise collect them for the state.This is a no-brainer, voters,
we need to eliminate this entire public program which is a dinosaur relic
created at the end of prohibition. Keep the minimum age, drunk
driving and dram shop laws and enforce those, and even ban Sunday sales if you
like, but just get the state out of the alcohol business.Or, let's
go invest in other lucrative retail businesses- cars, food, furniture, sports
tickets, etc. Those would be as justified as being in the alcohol business.
Although in Utah it is the belief that No One Drinks... It's time to make some
changes to DABC! It in fact was time years ago but the Ostriches buried their
heads.News Flash! Some citizens in this state drink.Maybe rather
than the Legislature making the decision on this it should go to a vote. Give us
a chance to decide the future of DABC.Afterall...we are the ones affected
by the actions of both the Legislature and DABC.Let the people decide.