ABC privatization: Who would get hurt
By John J. Wolff
Regarding Garrett Peck’s Nov. 8 Local Opinions article “Closing time for Virginia’s ABC stores”:
Change always has losers and winners. If Virginia’s state-run liquor stores were privatized, the losers would be the hundreds of state workers whose hours, wages and benefits might be severely cut. That’s not the type of job creation that government should encourage.
I also take issue with the first sentence in the last paragraph of Mr. Peck’s piece: “The private sector is much more efficient at running businesses than is the government.”
I would suggest that Mr. Peck consider Enron, WorldCom, Chrysler and General Motors before he makes such statements. The “well run” private sector has cost us taxpayers billions of dollars.
Posted by: grubbsbl | November 11, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse
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