Governor, gambling puts dreams in jeopardy

There are 4 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 28, 2007, titled Governor, gambling puts dreams in jeopardy. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Gov. Mitch Daniels can't have it both ways. He can't crack down on illegal gambling and then sign on for two land-based casinos in Central Indiana.

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Jay

Decatur, IL

#1 Apr 28, 2007
Article one million from Pulliam against gambling.

Las Vegas has a lower murder rate and a booming economy.

We should stop subsidizing horse racing, it either sinks or swims.
Jack Holton

Nineveh, IN

#3 Apr 28, 2007
Russ,

Take a couple of deep breaths and then take a couple of Prozac. You keep telling the Governor what to do and state no plan of your own. I guess your platform would be to raise taxes.
Hammer

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Apr 28, 2007
Gary Moody -- Franklin wrote:
Amen on the gambling thing Reverend Russ, but My Highwayman Mitch sure played you for a sucker if you believe he's "refreshing and businesslike" by pissing away the toll road to Macquairie-Cintra (yeah, sell the state, that'll balance your budget), leasing prisons to Group 4 Securicor, etc etc. Actually Jacko, Prozac won't help when you're full of Lord Shorty's kool-aid.
Why are you allowed to use words like "pi**ing?

You need serious help. You are an Idi*t
Practical

Newburgh, IN

#6 May 16, 2007
The difference between legal gambling and illegal gambling is pretty obvious - the government gets a cut of it if it puts its blessing on it. If we had no legalized gambling, the illegal gambling would still exist. The addicts would still find a way to get their fix. Their addictions would cost society. So, in order to bufferer the cost of the gamblers' addictions to society, the state chose to legalize certain types of gambling. This way, those who choose to gamble legally can do so in a way that gives money back to the public to pay for societal infrastructure. At least the populace benefits under legalized gambling. In illegal gambling, all the money is exchanged under the table and tax-free. The winners benefit, the losers lose and spread the consequences of their losses to society.

The more crack-downs on illegal gambling that occur creates more opportunities for the state to get tax revenues by eliminating the tax-free alternative that exists.

Pulliam is obviously a fundamentalist conservative who uses the Bible as the only reason why things are good or bad instead of being realistic and understanding that people will do things to be self-destructive, which ultimately hurts society. The remedy for that is to accept that people will do these things and to find a way to soften the societal impact.

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