HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Independent State Store Union today denounces the PLCB-Rube Goldberg liquor wine vending machines. No other state in the country takes a more derelict approach to alcohol policy. "With this announcement the PLCB continues to foster a climate of increasing consumption which is incongruent with their responsibility to establish policies intended to minimize the harms of alcohol," says David Wanamaker, president of Independent State Store Union.
When cigarettes are no longer sold in vending machines because of accessibility by minors, the placement of liquor in vending machines is an outrageous enticement to promote the industry goal to sell more at any cost. No machine can replace the face-to-face interaction between people in the effort to limit access by minors. ISSU will continue to speak out against the overt, internal attempts to destroy the system with wine/liquor vending machines.
Another aspect of this "modernization" of the PLCB is its self-authored "Alternative to Privatization." This document is further proof at the abrogation of their social responsibility and a thinly veiled attempt to self-privatize without any oversight or regulation.
SOURCE Independent State Store Union