GOP blasts video poker idea

GOP blasts video poker idea

There are 6 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Jul 28, 2008, titled GOP blasts video poker idea. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

State Republicans are criticizing a Newberry County proposal to ask voters about using video poker revenue to offset property taxes.

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#1 Jul 29, 2008
KATON DAWSON.......... WHAT ???? Is this all YOU can SAY?? AND you are a ....WHAT???

This was your time to POUNCE!! BUT what did you do?? Instead of ROARING...YOU purred! You don't FOOL ME
When the officials of NEWBERRY SAID.."We don't want to have bake sales" to pay for services."

You should have NAILED them to the WALL...ARE YOU A LEADER? In stead ..I'm NAILING YOUR BACKSIDE !!!

YOU should have said ..These officials know that this is MOOT. They should concentrate on generating TAX REVENUE form their TRASH by using the PLASMA machines from !! But YOU didn't !! You call yourself a political leader?? Wholly-CAT CHOW !! WONDERBOY !! You let "litle piggie" THIGPEN eat your SLOP in this article. I hope YOUR..PROUD !!

THIGPEN.....get back to CLASS !

“You want WHAT????”

Since: Jan 07

Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Interesting. I am not only a Republican, but a former video poker operator. This issue, in spite of what anyone thinks, cuts across party lines to some extent.

Certainly, Mr. McMaster has been an opponent of any reinstatement of video poker, but let's look at just a few facts: In my particular establishment, we employed over 130 people. Many of those people had not worked since the textile mills left. If I were to venture a guess, I would submit that half of those people probably haven't worked since.

The State had a proposal for a statewide monitoring system that, in all likelihood, would have prevented a lot of the "skimming" that some of the larger operators were doing. It would have added substantially to the $100 million the State was collecting annually in machine licenses. So, the State stood to make a good windfall had video poker been allowed to survive. It was all there, ready to go when the State Supreme Court decided it would do what the State Legislature would not.

No one will release the figures about the hundreds of bars, convenience stores, and other businesses that failed because of the lost income provided by the machines. I've spoken to well over a hundred of these 5 machine operators personally.

I also believe that it is only a matter of time before "full blown" casino gambling comes ashore here in South Carolina. One only has to look as far as the Hard Rock Park to see that that whole area is "screaming" for a casino to anchor the property. Do you think Donald Trump wouldn't love to develop that whole area around the "Trump Intracoastal Hotel and Casino?" It would sure look a whole lot better than surrounding your new major attraction with an old, closed outlet mall, wouldn't it?

With the flagging economy all around us, doesn't it make sense to consider other forms of revenue for the area?
Mad Max

Conway, SC

#3 Jul 29, 2008
The bottom line is that video poker brought a LOT of money into South Carolina. They got rid of it, education and other services suffered, badly. Then they sanctioned the lottery. Same thing, different mode of delivery. Same hypocrisy. Skip-SC had it right. Full on gambling is probably headed this way. SC is ripe for the picking because our legistlative leadership is so weak. Then again, our national leadership at the Congressional level is incredibly weak as well.(can you say 9% approval rating???)
Seems like the pot ought not call the kettle black.

United States

#4 Jul 29, 2008
I think we should blame these type of ideas on the bikers!!!!
north myrtle beach

Fredonia, NY

#5 Jul 30, 2008
our politicians job is to do what the PEOPLE want... so why not ask them what they want...
Poker Sharks Radar

Tel Aviv, Israel

#6 Jul 31, 2008
politicians only do stuff for their OWN good and not the people, this is the reality

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