LCB chief Joe Conti thinks that liquor store privatization means you’ll be driving farther to buy crappier wine, but he didn’t always think so.
“Virtually all price sectors will see a significant increase,” Conti said of House Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s plan to dismantle the Liquor Control Board…
“Can a deregulation proposal that raises a box of wine from $12.49 to $25.38 really be taken seriously?” Conti asked, referring to an LCB study showing that a 5-liter box of Franzia Blush wine would increase by that amount.
First of all, I don’t think anyone is going to be paying $25.38 for a box of Franzia Blush. Setting that aside, it’s worth noting that as a State Senator, Conti co-sponsored at least one measure to privatize the state liquor system. Is that a pair of flip-flops I hear?