ANITA BREITKREUTZ, Kennewick
In the Dec. 29 Tri City Herald, an article stated that small liquor stores have concerns about liquor sales. People from the Washington state are going to Oregon for lower prices. It also stated that two store owners want the state to enforce the two-liter quantity limit residences can bring in from other states. How and why would anyone want this to be enforced? Will there be a patrol on the boarder between the two states, checking every Washington licensed vehicle that crosses the bridge? Ridiculous!
Oregon residents come to Washington and spend their money at the mall and other businesses, and they pay no sales taxes while shopping in our state. Why shouldn't Washington residents take advantage of what Oregon merchants have to offer?
Had Washington voters not been so "greedy" and raised the taxes on liquor to an outrageous amount, the small liquor stores may be better off. Then Washington residents wouldn't be making the trip across the river.
Don't blame the consumer for going out of state to get a better deal, put the blame where it belongs -- this state and its taxation on liquor.