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LIQUOR: State voters were hoodwinked

Letter by Doug E. Simpson, Tacoma on May 31, 2012 at 8:43 am | 66 Comments »
May 31, 2012 10:09 am

Re: “Liquor prices stir confusion” (TNT, 5-31).

I, for one, feel hoodwinked by Washington state regarding the vote to take the state out of liquor sales. I wish I had saved my voters information packet so I could review it again.

At the time, I felt that any time we could get the state out of involvement we would see a price/cost improvement. Boy, was I wrong.

I don’t remember seeing any mention of the ridiculous taxes and increases that they are going to impose on sales. I tried to get more information regarding possible prices that we could expect to see if the initiative passed, but to no avail.

If the vote were to be held today, armed with the current information, my vote would be different.

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