ad spot that claimed that selling beer in Pennsylvania grocery stores would lead to the death of children.Last week Patch shared an
The ad was paid for by the union representing employees of Pennsylvania's state-run liquor stores.
Patch readers agreed that the ad was inflammatory, but had different opinions about the sale of liquor in the commonwealth
User Roxy wrote: "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."
"I am 37 and can't even buy Sudafed at the grocery store without getting IDed," user Sean Fox wrote. "I think they are more then capable of IDing beer buyers. You know, like they already do for cigarettes."
"Why not expand the State Store system to beer and wine?" user John Child asked.
Ralph Meyer said he supported the state-run stores. "Our local state store has more variety that I've ever seen in liquor stores in states where there is no state store and all of them are private," he wrote in the comments. "There are also a lot of people who work for the LCB who would be put out of work if the LCB were dismantled."
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