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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Isnt Nevada number three in states with the worst economy...job loss...stuff like that??? I think its right behind Michigan and... cant remember the other one, california i think. Not sure the gambling industry is doin a lot for Nevada at this point in time.

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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    NO! For financial reasons. Note that I don’t recall the exact stats, but the result is not good. Here is what most people don’t understand. Most of the casinos and lottery gambling is contracted out to a few (it may be mostly 1) providers of these ‘services’. The main companies are foreign. So most of the money taken in goes for operation of the gaming: salaries, machines, utilities, etc. A portion, not very much, goes to winners; but what is not calculated in anything I saw is how much of the winnings pass back through the ‘process’. And a portion goes to the state. And the ‘profits’ go to the overseas companies. Although the state government has more money to run and lower taxes. The effective result is that less money is circulating in the state, i.e. the state is poorer. There is entertainment provided to the state’s population, but local private companies can do that. So the net is that money is typically moved out of the state by casinos and lotteries.

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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Just have to mention Native American casinos. I support them because it’s a rational way to get back at the ‘white man’. The reservation is richer, but the state is poorer.

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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    I'm not sure what type of rage virus you have, but aside from your wild accusation that this is a Liberal initiative, I wouldn't understand for one second how making Casino's helps people climb out of debt. The only ones who do are probably the thousand or so workers they hire at the expense of thousands more who come and lose their money regularly.

    But, let the free market soar, right?
    Does THE LOTTERY help people climb out of (D)ebt?

    Well it takes place in almost all 57 states.....even though GAMBLING IS WRONG.......but because The DNC gets a cut.......Its all good in the hood.
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Does THE LOTTERY help people climb out of (D)ebt?

    Well it takes place in almost all 57 states.....even though GAMBLING IS WRONG.......but because The DNC gets a cut.......Its all good in the hood.
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    don't hate the player, hate the game. Otherwise stop whining.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    don't hate the player, hate the game. Otherwise stop whining.
    Its not the Player.......its the monopoly Owner.......

    GAMBLING IS WRONG.....unless its THE LOTTERY.....because The DNC gets a piece........

    GOVERNMENT GAMBLING INC...........the only game in town.....
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am all for personal responsibility. However at the same time I am not for states basically turning people into addicts so they can rake in tax revenue from the addiction. I do not oppose all forms of legalizes gambling, I do support bingo. While it can be addictive like slots or black jack it requires the individual to spend a certain amount of time at it and the individual is limited by the cash they can spend on it because there is only so many cards an individual can handle at ounce.
    Then you are not "all for" personal responsibility. You are for it when it suits you, and against it when it doesn't
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Not sure about gambling .. . I lived in Orlando for a while … and use to frequent the dog tracks .. didn't take long … ( tellers pointing it out) to realize the best times to go .. were the first week of the month … that is when people got their government checks … the money in each betting pool was much larger then the rest of the month .. My hometown in Michigan added a casino (Indian run) and I know people that work in it … an am told much the same thing about their take .

    I think like most things .. it should be a personal responsibility, gamble with what you have to lose and nothing more … . unfortunately … personal responsibility doesn't seem to be something we have a lot of anymore .. . the sad truth is, the majority of those that would gamble, are the very same people that can least afford it .

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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Its not the Player.......its the monopoly Owner.......

    GAMBLING IS WRONG.....unless its THE LOTTERY.....because The DNC gets a piece........

    GOVERNMENT GAMBLING INC...........the only game in town.....
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    "Deficit spending is fine and we won't whine...until a Democratic President comes into Power."

    "Fighting Wars without paying for them is fine...until a Democratic President comes into power."

    See, two can play this partisan hack game Badmutha. And i'm still struggling to find where in the liberal manual handbook it says that gambling is wrong.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "Deficit spending is fine and we won't whine...until a Democratic President comes into Power."

    "Fighting Wars without paying for them is fine...until a Democratic President comes into power."

    See, two can play this partisan hack game Badmutha.
    I never made those contentions........but what do they have to do with Gambling?

    And i'm still struggling to find where in the liberal manual handbook it says that gambling is wrong.
    Use your open eye..........
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