Do not let Senator McIlhinny and his Big Step Sideways liquor plan become what we will have to live with for decades to come. Make no mistake: if this goes through, there will be no further change to Pennsylvania's liquor and wine sales for years. We'd be much better off staying with the system as it is today for another year and fixing it properly than taking this Frankenstein plan that Senator McIlhinney has been pushing for the past three years. Ask yourself: where did this plan that no one really wants come from? Why is he so sure this is the way to do things? And the most important question: cui bono? Who benefits?
Write your Representative today and remind them that REAL privatization is what we want. Below is the letter I wrote to my Representative; feel free to use it or change it as you wish.
Dear Representative xxxxxxxxxxx,
I urge you and your colleagues, with the utmost vigor, to reject the
half-baked plan of Senator McIlhinny. He has been an obstructionist to
the privatization movement for years and continues in that role now.
The citizens want privatization: private stores, selling to private
individuals and businesses, while buying whatever they want from private wholesalers.
Anything less means a continuation of the gross ineptitude, graft and
malaise that is the current PLCB.
The selling of retail products is not part of government, the regulation
of those products is. A simple concept that needs to be adhered to.