Regarding the effort to finally privatize the commerce of alcohol in Pennsylvania and take it to the Free Market and out of the hands of government, the folks at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) said:
“The CDC concluded that privatization of alcohol sales will result in a reduction in the enforcement of sales regulations including enforcement of the minimum legal drinking age. Therefore, policies or legislation transferring state alcohol control to private control are counter to MADD’s mission of eliminating drunk driving and preventing underage drinking.”
If this were true one would then expect Pennsylvania to have the lowest rate of drunk driving incidents in the country, save perhaps Utah. But they don’t.
More than half the states have a lower rate of drunk driving incidents per 100,000 residents. Imagine my surprise that MADD got it wrong. The fact is, MADD is mad.
But wait, there is more. In praising the MADD announcement opposing privatization in Pennsylvania, Wendell W. Young IV, President, UFCW Local 1776, and Chairman of the UFCW PA Wine & Spirits Council said:
“Obviously, the governor is not listening. He is just completely out of touch with working Pennsylvanians and he has decided to ignore the experts.”