Monday, April 20, 2015

Drink Up

State Representative Jordan Harris of Philadelphia wants to extend alcohol sales until 4 am.  Part of his reasoning is as follows:

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and cities in between are world-class cities of higher education, and we need to create an environment where the nightlife encourages young people who become educated here to stay in our Commonwealth to live, work and play.”

Do we think alcohol is the reason  young people will stay in Pennsylvania?

Really, Representative Harris?

How about affordable educations and jobs once they graduate?  How about a tax climate that encourages home ownership?  How about safe cities and towns, nice places to raise families?

I have no problem with the responsible use of alcohol, but this sounds like a simple, shallow, and possibly dangerous solution to a problem that needs a bigger fix.