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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Yes, privatization would benefit citizens through lower prices and wider selection while increasing state revenue from taxes
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 8, 2014. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Yes, as long as the revenues stay in state and we do not hurt all the mom and pop distributors in the state. i do not need walmart and target making all the profits. 4 years ago from a Republican in Sharon Hill, PA
Keep the state system but make it more competitive by allowing discount purchases on cases of wine and make shipping to Pennsylvania easier by wine producing states. Pa citizens should have the opportunity to join wine clubs licensing and shipping... 4 years ago from a Republican in Irwin, PA
Yes, but the store license should by given to Local Sources not large Companies such as Walmart etc keep the money in the state not fill a corp coffer. 4 years ago from a Green in Pittsburgh, PA
Being under age, I don't drink, but the laws are still pretty dumb, and if I ever do find myself purchasing alcohol, I'd want it to be privatized, because it's pretty fuckin' ridiculous to still be controlling the sale of alcohol as much as we are. 4 years ago from a Green in Chester Springs, PA
No. Privatization, after such a long period of time under state control, would end in the hands of political cronyism with the stores and distribution being sold for pennies on the dollar under the typical friends and family plan the corrupt politicians... 5 years ago from a Republican in Carbondale, PA
No, but stores should have some autonomy in buying and make it easier to get special order items. 5 years ago from a Green in Ambler, PA
Only if politics were kept out of it, which it can't, so NO. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Old Zionsville, PA
Yes, if it is paired with an increase in the minimum wage statewide. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Homestead, PA