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Of course they do

The liquor lobby says getting rid of their monopoly will cause people to lose their businesses, lower prices.

6 Responses to “Of course they do”

  1. bwm Says:

    ďI donít think anybody would want to vote for legislation thatís going to put people out on the street,Ē

    Free market ftw.

  2. Rustmeister Says:

    They are especially concerned because wine is their big money maker.

  3. Rob K Says:

    It sounds like the Indiana liquor stores talking about cold beer (the only thing they can sell here that no one else can).

  4. Lyle Says:

    No monopoly can sustain itself in a free market unless it’s purely a merit based “monopoly”, i.e. they’re doing a better job than everyone else. No; a coercive monopoly (the bad kind) always has government involvement.

    “… legislation thatís going to put people out on the street,”

    They can always go to work for a competitor that’s selling at a reasonable price and therefore succeeding.

  5. Steve Says:

    Interesting, this has come up in my state of CT recently as well. The state is interested in the additional taxes that might be collected by allowing sales on Sundays & wine in grocery stores.

  6. Uh-Huh Says:

    I wonder if any third world dictators ever got to use that one?

    “We can’t stop torturing people, imagine how many fine torturers would be put out of a job!”