Anti-Privatization Ad Is the Reefer Madness of PA Liquor

If private stores sell liquor, children will die.

It’s the Reefer Madness of booze privatization in Pennsylvania!

The ad is sponsored by the UFCW PA Wine & Spirits Council. The UNFCW, meanwhile, is the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Which represents the employees of the state-owned stores. Not exactly a disinterested group.

PennLive reports: “The union spent $300,000 to buy airtime on television and radio stations around the state on ads running for 10 days .. that speaks of North Carolina’s experience where its privatized system for beer and wine sales (liquor is sold only in government-run stores) is blamed for contributing to one child per week, on average, last year dying in underage drinking-related accidents.”