Debate Rages Over Texas Walmart & Kroger Stores Carrying Hard Liquor
Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, one of the many topics discussed was the issue of liquor sales in Texas.
A new coalition, the non-profit group Texas for Consumer Freedom, is pushing for legal reform in Texas that would allow alcohol sales in outlets such as Kroger and Walmart.
At the present time, publicly traded corporations are prohibited from liquor sales by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the number of liquor stores a company can own is also restricted.
Hasty summed up some of the arguments against the proposed changes saying:
By the way, there are plenty of beer and wine stores that have opened up in this town, and Walmart sells beer and wine. So the argument that Walmart will force everyone to shut down is really kind of an ignorant argument to make.
Listen to Chad's take on the subject in the YouTube video player above.
A Texas Tribune article with more detailed information may be found at this link.
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