Sunday, March 11, 2007

Yum, more alcohol.

So, the Washington state senate is looking to double the number of liquor stores open on Sunday (read about it here). I should note that in Washington, all hard liquor sales must be done at state run liquor stores. Not exactly a victory for free markets, but anything that increases my access to alcohol is good by me.

What caught my eye was this little gem by the head of the budget panel, Margarita Prentice (D-Renton): the Seattle PI says, "She said she has carefully watched the pilot project and is convinced that further expansion would raise needed revenue without causing more alcohol problems." What a shock! You mean to say that more store hours increases profits? and that alcoholics aren't too stupid to buy a day in advance? The government is fabulous at controlling scarce goods. I suppose I should just count my blessings that that I can buy beer at Safeway.

The budget panel is supposed to pick the locations by September. Efficient.


Anonymous said...

I totally deserve a citation on this entry.


Anonymous said...

well maybe not. whatever.