Schwartz, McCord Oppose Liquor Privatization

Democrats come out against convenience, private sector jobs and more revenue

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord’s opposition to Governor Corbett’s liquor privatization proposal:

“Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord’s opposition to liquor privatization shows just how out of touch they are with the majority of Pennsylvanians who want state government out of the booze business. When it comes to solving Pennsylvania’s toughest challenges, Governor Corbett delivers while McCord and Schwartz side with the special interests,” Chairman Gleason said.

Schwartz, McCord Oppose Liquor Privatization

Schwartz said: “I am opposed to privatization of the liquor stores at a time when there could be some discussion about modernization. This is not a time to create uncertainty of revenues coming to our state for liquor sales, also not a time for men and women to lose decent paying jobs.

“This ought to be done thoughtfully and I am not for privatization and this is not the right way to provide a sustained commitment to adequate funding to our schools across the state.”

McCord said: “If it came before me as governor, I would just sweep the privatization issues off the table and work on issues that create jobs. And remember, one person’s privatization is another person’s crony capitalism.” (DeCoursey, Peter. Five Dem Gov candidates on liquor reform, transportation bills. Capitolwire. 6/13/2013.)