Yet another state agency that we could live without once Ron Saxton becomes governor:
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Provide optimal revenue in support of state and local governments.
Promote Commission employee growth through creating and nourishing a rich environment.
So government like to make money of alcohol sales and one of their goals is to further their own existance, kind of like a parasite.
So how many state employees does it take to make money off of liquor sales? (Get your mouse wheel ready for some scrolling)
OLCC Employee List
Now if you had a stated goal or reducing drunk driving and $5 million dollars (a made up number) would you invest that money in:
(a) more state police to patrol the roads
(b) a bunch of regulatory bureaucrats
Especially considering that the police patrol for people drunk on beer/wine/cough syrup that isn't covered by the regulatory bureaucrats, I think that I am going to go with A.
While I don't think a single Oregonian (other than the employees) would miss the OLCC if it went away tommorow this is really a no-brainer for conservatives. It would save taxpayer dollars, reduce the size of government and create a more free market for liquor sales.
Please Ron Saxton, keep governments hands off of our bottles!