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I think the OLCC should be banned. I have always been a responsible drinker and so have my friends but the OLCC has just been a royal pain in the butt. Some examples: 1) two friends were visiting from Europe and following what their tour guide book said for America they left their Passports in their hotel for safe keeping, one even had a drivers license from the mid-west. The server at a local restaurant would not serve us alcohol because they did not have their passports for ID to prove they were older than 21 (they were both 30). The server stated that the OLCC only accepts a passport as proof of age for foreigners. I was amazed that the OLCC was so full of them that they would not accept national ID cards as proof of age. The national ID cards are valid in 12 EU countries but not in Oregon. 2) They can not keep their warehouses stocked with common liquors. I was once looking for an obscure vodka and one liquor store used to have it and the store owner told me they were at the mercy of the OLCC. He then proceeded to tell me the OLCC regular screws up and can not provide reasonable supplies. He specifically noted that in the last two years there was a month when no on in the State of Oregon could get Smirnoff vodka for 1 month because of the OLCC incompetence. 3) The OLCC has inconsistent rules on how late minors can stay with family at local pubs or other establishments. I have been with friends and their kids at one pub and we were asked to leave at 8 pm, another 8:30 pm and yet another 9 pm. We should have a rule where kids under a certain age (10 maybe) can be with their parents at a pub until later in the evening. I have heard from many people that the OLCC is accountable to no one and I tend to agree. I find it amazing they can micro manage people’s lives and provide a website that lets you search the state for liquor stores with a particular liquor but they can not manage to keep their warehouses well supplied. I think the whole state agency should be demolished and started over. And I am a screaming liberal and in general think the state does a decent job.
I think we should privatize it.
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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