I work in the alcohol industry and I follow what the laws and regs. are around the country, it has been an ongoing battle in the state of Washington for the alcohol industry to go Private versus State controlled. In a conversation with Davin we realized that the press is telling everyone that the Privatization is an abject failure because the prices are skyrocketing. The truth though that the press is not telling everyone is that straight 21% is a new tax on top of an already ridiculous 8.5% state sales tax and the fees and regulation costs that have since been levied on the alcohol! The question is : How can the state media not tell the people about the taxation but claim the prices have skyrocketed and how do people stop this government railroading of private business from happening. I know in my state 1/3 of the cost of alcohol is TAX. Any conversation is welcome and what do they do in your state? Pennsylvania about to go through this as well.