I want you all to know that the PLCB (Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board) is a state asset that delivers $530 Million dollars in PROFIT a year to the state coffers that benefits ALL taxpayers.
It's the only state entity that ADDS to the state's general fund. Privatization would jeopardize more than $500 million year-in and year-out into PA's coffers, potentially leading to higher taxes because lawmakers would have to make up for this revenue loss.
They have no guarantee that their privatization plans would come close to this amount of money being taken in to benefit us as PA citizens. I would like to ask Warren County Citizens to pass along this information and please contact your House of Representatives immediately.
Please tell them that you would like them to leave the Pennsylvania State Wine and Spirits Stores in the hands of well trained clerks that not only are helpful to you in making selections of merchandise of which you may not be knowledgeable, but are extremely careful about making sure that underage persons and intoxicated persons are not sold wine or liquor.
This has been a major help in keeping PA safer. Private storekeepers looking for profits won't have the same stake in guarding against selling to intoxicated persons as PLCB clerks. And please remember that the PLCB (Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board) is a state asset that delivers $530 Million dollars in PROFIT a year to the state coffers that benefits ALL taxpayers.
Mike Turzai and his Republican "friends" want to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. The PLCB also employs 5,000 Pennsylvanians and helps keep our communities safer by carefully watching to whom they sell wine and liquor. Tell Mike Turzai, the major pusher of the privatization agenda, "No Thanks, I'm not putting my neighbors out of work or putting our communities at risk." Also please call immediately your local representative, Kathy Rapp at (814) 723-5203 or stop in @ 404 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365 and tell her, "No Thanks, I'm not putting my neighbors out of work or putting our communities at risk and eliminating a PA money making asset." If you have friends and relatives in other PA Districts you can use the following url to find out who to contact in other PA Districts: www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/
Not Interested in Paying Higher Taxes to Benefit Private Businesses