Although the Inky didn't print my 'privatize the PLCB' letter you see below, they did print this one today, which brings up a beautiful point I've made here before. Maybe mine was too long...
Selling a monopoly
With the state trying to balance its budget in these difficult economic times, I would like to know why my tax dollars are being spent on radio advertising campaigns for the wine and spirit liquor stores in Pennsylvania. A monopoly in the marketplace, such as the Liquor Control Board, has no need to solicit for customers. By the way, this state-controlled business should be privatized.
Go, Brenda! If you see letters like this in your local paper, send me a link. I'll get 'em up here.
(BTW, now that the blog's living and breathing again...I've got my regular reader from the State government in Harrisburg again. Good to have you back, hope you're taking notes! The word for today is privatize.)