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Supreme Court says slots at racetracks subject to referendum

There are 65 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Sep 21, 2009, titled Supreme Court says slots at racetracks subject to referendum. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

A patron plays a slot machine at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa.

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Columbus, OH

#61 Sep 22, 2009
Bo Dark wrote:
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Ronald Regan, the great communicator. I remember when he first communicated (almost an exact quote): We need to get rid of all these depression-era regulations. And he did. And no one challenged it (not even the democrats under Bill Clinton) and now here we are. Laissez-faire
government for the most greedy and selfish among us. De-regulation needs to be slowed down
That's the problem this generation is now facing--and the reason that desperate measures like the slots and casino silliness is infecting the legislature, the congress, the Supreme Court,
and the confused citizens of the state.
Actually, if the laws that are still on the books were enforced, the problem would not have occurred.

A lot of this problem is fraud....misstated income by homeowners/brokers, misstated ratings by rating agencies for CDOs, Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, etc. AIG had no reserves against the credit default swaps, also illegal.

We really do not need any more regulation, just true enforcement.

The greed and selfishness happened due to their cronies turning their heads.

Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#62 Sep 22, 2009
irongoat81 wrote:
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i hope they cut your trash and street cleaning first.
The state does not pay for my trash or street cleaning.

Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#63 Sep 22, 2009
Concerned wrote:
What is the big deal about gambling? If you don't like it, don't do it...
I don't think gambling is so much the issue here as the fact that the state shouldn't be in a position that it's so reliant on gambling to balance the budget. The state should be able to run a balanced budget without slot machines,- then if they want to add slots to generate a little extra money for some education programs or something, that would be different.
Im Joe the Plumber

Bellefontaine, OH

#64 Sep 22, 2009
Proud-Ohioan-Voter wrote:
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Sorry Mary, but this is the ONLY time "Joe" is right!
Thanks, but I'm sure I've been right at least more than once - twice, maybe three times!

Powell, OH

#65 Sep 22, 2009
Proud-Ohioan-Voter wrote:
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All my Life growing up I was told by the Nuns, and Priest! That God Knows Every thing!
Why do You not know NOW!
I didn't say I don't know. I said, "I am curious as to why people oppose gambling."

I want to hear them say it. Then I can have some fun.

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