Published: Friday, Dec. 7 2012 2:55 p.m. MST
Once again, exactly why is the state of Utah even involved with the liquor
business, other than to regulate sales to those over 21 and to collect whatever
taxes are required by law.Most other states simply allow the private
sector to handle all the purchasing, warehousing, distribution, stocking, real
estate, and retail sales of alcohol. Those states have no more alcohol problems
than Utah and save a boat load of money doing it that way, and still collect the
"sin taxes" from the sales.Get the state out of the alcohol
business and stick to jobs the private sector cannot due, like roads, public
safety and some public education.
this is complete bs. no criminal charges. if i did this at a business. i would
be fired and sent to jail. this is a government position. he sent thousands and
thousands of dollars to his son's company. The state need to go after him
cause i can bet you pull his sons statements and credit card statements. i can
bet he has stuff that was charged on them for him. this guy need to be made and
example of. i dont care if he LDS or any other religion. he really stole
government money. he may not have done it personally. but he still stole it. either that or as suggested above. privatize liquor.
State troopers commits serial perjury and helps convicts the innocent-no
charges. UDOT gives away $13 million to placate a wronged bidder who lost out in
a rigged bid-no charges. UDOT manager has sex with winning bidder-no charges.
West Valley cops shoot and kill unarmed woman in parking lot-no charges.
Attorney General looks the other way while his generous criminal donors go
unscathed-no charges. Utah liquor administrators break laws-no charges. Leading
politician hot tubs with teen-no charges. Powerful politician helps put his
buddy on the UTA board and the buddy makes millions using inside information-no
charges. This corruption stinks more than the political filth of my home town
If I was the director of the agency at the time and I was always intoxicated, I
too would be happy for the "no charges" lol!
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