To The Daily Sun,
An open letter to our state representatives, state senators and anyone else that may listen:
Simply put, why if we are so in need of easy money would the state take the paupers share, giving the gaming industry the lions share?
Think about it. New Hampshire had gambling back in the 1930s and started lottery gambling in 1964, which it has run. Is the state incapable of building and running a casino or two? After all, what real oversight would there be wanting to look at someone else's books; better that the state (honest & true) run the games and keep its own books for commissioners and elected government politicians to oversee.
Millennium Gaming, Inc., founded in 1996 and based in Las Vegas, I believe is slated to build and run the casinos. They do so to earn a PROFIT, which will leave the state. What, to spend on education in Nevada?
I believe the cost previously put out was near a billion dollars in costs and fees (taxes) to get the casinos up and running. $1.6 billion is being spent to build one in Everett, Mass. The point is that the gambling industry will get back its cost plus profit. Sen. Lou D'Allesandro doesn't speak to this; why is a Democrat who cares so much for the people want gambling? Why hasn't he spent his years in office getting manufacturing industries to stay (a little help from government would have helped) as well as move to the state?
Why hasn't he spent his time making it possible for individuals to get government help while earning, learning and establishing themselves before taking away assistance just as they are getting their feet on the ground? If he is so into gambling in this state why doesn't he gamble on the people who having good jobs would be paying taxes?
I think Casino gambling is a terrible idea (I do buy lottery ticket but haven't won but a few bucks) but if the state is going to have one or two it should be owned and run by the state and the profits stay in the state. Now try to get senators and representatives behind that.
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