Alcohol sales: do they really help local economy?

POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 8:28am

UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 3:09pm

East Texans offer 'mixed-bag" of theories on beer and wine sales and their impact

Tyler could soon join the growing list of East Texas communities who have okayed the sale of beer and wine. But is there a real economic impact for cities who choose to "go wet?"

East Texans offer their comments to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier.

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Since Tyler is late in allowing alcohol sales, then yes it will help the local economy, but at the cost of taking sales away from surrounding communities that already allow the sales.

Yes, of course it does! Also, the introduction of alcohol sales does NOT bring all the dreaded antisocial results that those who oppose alcohol sales say it does. It has been shown by many studies that local alcohol sales does NOT increase public intoxication, violence, or criminal activities. Most of the objections come from religious bigotry by psuedo christians. As always, the self righteous want to impose their ccode of ethics (HAHA) on the rest of society. What Buffoons they are! Nitwits...

Drinking is the fool's path. All this added wealth from drinking helps the poor drunk to live in a dream world. A religious man who does not drink and does not want others to drink has my respect.

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