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    Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Being from Illinois there is currently a bill that would greatly expand gambling and is supposed to help pay for the debt that my great ol' state has racked up. It seems like a good idea on pen and paper, but then again Nevada isn't doing so hot either.

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

    I voted maybe. It's one of those things that in a perfect world should not be needed, there are better solutions. However, it is a way to raise revenue.
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    Being from Illinois there is currently a bill that would greatly expand gambling and is supposed to help pay for the debt that my great ol' state has racked up. It seems like a good idea on pen and paper, but then again Nevada isn't doing so hot either.

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    The record for gambling is not too good. Atlantic City is still a cesspool.

    Basically, gambling doesn't produce anything. It's just a transfer of wealth upwards. Though that doesn't mean that gambling will fail (it's done well in Las Vegas) the record isn't so great.

    I voted "maybe"
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    GAMBLING IS WRONG-----Unless the Democrat Party gets a piece of the action..........

    Just like DRUG USE IS WRONG.......unitl the Liberal Nanny State saw potential revenues from taxing the hell out of it
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    GAMBLING IS WRONG-----Unless the Democrat Party gets a piece of the action..........

    Just like DRUG USE IS WRONG.......unitl the Liberal Nanny State saw potential revenues from taxing the hell out of it
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    Whatever happened to "get the government's dirty hands off the economy?"
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Whatever happened to "get the government's dirty hands off the economy?"
    Its alive and well.......
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Its alive and well.......
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    "Get the government's dirty hands off the economy! But gambling and drug use are evil! They must be banned!"
    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
    "Get the government's dirty hands off the economy! But gambling and drug use are evil! They must be banned!"
    ....these are the views of the Liberal Nanny State......unless they get a piece of the action.
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    Re: Do You Favor Gambling Expansion to Help Answer Financial Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    ....these are the views of the Liberal Nanny State......unless they get a piece of the action.
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    right, like conservatives had nothing to do with drug criminalization
    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 DontDoIt View Post
    Being from Illinois there is currently a bill that would greatly expand gambling and is supposed to help pay for the debt that my great ol' state has racked up. It seems like a good idea on pen and paper, but then again Nevada isn't doing so hot either.

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    It sounds like a good idea until you have loved ones that are addicted to gambling and those loved ones have kids and bills to take care of. It amounts to purposely getting everyone addicted to a drug so you rake in tax revenue.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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