PLCB Wine Vending Machines/Wine Kiosks Denounced as Rube Goldberg-Like Contraptions

Jun 23, 2010, 12:15 ET from Independent State Store Union

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Independent State Store Union opposes the introduction of wine vending machines in Pennsylvania.  "Cigarettes are banned from being sold in vending machines in Pennsylvania supermarkets and yet Americans' number one drug of choice will now be vended only in Pennsylvania by the PLCB," says Ed Cloonan, Information Director for ISSU, the union representing state store managers in sixty-seven counties in Pennsylvania.

The Rube Goldberg-like contraption euphemized as a wine kiosk by the PLCB is not used anywhere in the United States or the rest of the world.  The vending machine was developed and financed by political cronies of Governor Rendell with contribution connections.

The Governor has repeatedly stated he never had the votes to destroy the state store system.  Upon his exit from state government, his hand-picked PLCB Chairman and Board members are introducing wine vending machines; which will only intensify the effort to eliminate the state store system.  The Independent State Store Union has filed suit in Commonwealth Court to stop the placement of wine vending machines in grocery stores.  "Alcohol is not a Red Box DVD – it is the most abused drug in every town, city and state in the USA," says David Wanamaker, Vice-President of ISSU.

SOURCE Independent State Store Union