State Promotes Alcohol Consumption
MAY 05, 2010
In a flagrant waste of tax resources, the state agency that regulates the alcohol industry in
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has purchased radio and print ads pushing booze as the perfect Mother’s Day present, according to a Philadelphia newspaper report that points out the irony of it all; that the commercials are brought to you by the state agency whose mission in part is to protect against alcohol-peddling and to ensure responsible drinking.
The liquor board manages the alcohol industry in
The commercials, broadcast on two
The idea, according to liquor board officials, is to “enhance an already wonderful celebration.” The commercial actually “celebrates motherhood,” according to an agency spokesperson quoted in the news story. Opponents point out that the state should not be promoting alcohol consumption under any circumstances. At least the ads warn listeners to drink responsibly
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