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Ad Claims Selling Beer in Pa. Grocery Stores Will Kill Kids

The ad was paid for by the union representing employees of Pennsylvania's state-run liquor stores.

Selling beer in grocery stores leads to the death of children?

An ad by UFCW PA Wine and Spirits Council that has begun airing around the state claims just that, and more.

The group represents the employees of Pennsylvania's state-run liquor stores. The union spent $300,000 on the spot, PennLive reports.

The ad claims that the desire to sell alcohol in additional places in Pennsylvania is "greed, pure and simple."

And "it only takes a little bit of greed to kill a child."

Watch the ad above, and tell us in the comments, what do you think about selling beer in grocery and convenience stores?
STR May 04, 2014 at 11:51 AM
It only takes a little bit of greed to kill a child? Where is that talk when it comes to abortion mills killing 3600 children a day around the US?
Dzeldaz May 04, 2014 at 06:39 PM
I was in disbelief when I heard this ad. It tries to connect dots that don't connect and to create mass hysteria. Want to get to people? Use children no matter how ridiculous the connection. It sounds like the state system is the greedy one. Having live in PA, then NY, and PA again, I'll take NY for buying wine and liquor (which I rarely do). Want to discuss this reasonably with the populace, I'm all for it. Creating nonsense out of nothing, I'm against it.
Roxy May 08, 2014 at 01:48 PM
I am totally for privatizing the selling of all liquor, including beer and wine in grocery stores. I like selection, good customer service, and have had it with state employee "attitudes" (specifically, in the Acme store). PA's system is antiquated and does NOT serve the customer. Ads such as these are rubbish. Enough already!
dwayne roberson May 08, 2014 at 08:50 PM
When we come up with a better deal then honest free market competition whose success is entirely based on customer satisfaction then stop it with the genocide of our young from market spirits distribution. It really is intellectually insulting.
dwayne roberson May 08, 2014 at 08:55 PM
In this paragraph I want to say that the people working in our stores are good folks, and have no place to be demonized in this debate.

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