Panagiotakos pitches gov's casino han...

Panagiotakos pitches gov's casino hand to state business leaders

There are 4 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Nov 10, 2007, titled Panagiotakos pitches gov's casino hand to state business leaders. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Casino gaming in Massachusetts has a strong, vocal supporter in state Sen. Steven Panagiotakos, who yesterday gave an emphatic endorsement of Gov.

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excellent idea

Vernon Rockville, CT

#1 Nov 10, 2007
excellent idea; gOING FURTHER , the state should not just license the operations and get 5%; it should OWN the casinos and get 100% of the revenue; forget the Indians

United States

#2 Nov 10, 2007
The only thing casino's will bring is more problems;increased addictions; additional police,emt's and firemen. All burdens of the taxpayer. Add to that additional crime,drug & alcohol abuse,gambling addiction. Add to that ALL the state jobs needed to regulate and enforce the new gambling laws and you the tax payer will see very little. Remember all the solutions the lottery was supposed to take care of??? It's a lose,lose idea.
Why not legalize drugs Steve? How many drug addicts are going out of state to buy their supplies.
Cut gov't. waste. Cut gov't. employment. Let privite businesses take over state run programs. Put green energy on all state buildings including schools. Install graywater systems in all state bldgs. and schools. And most importantly stop voting for long term politians.

Ridgefield, CT

#3 Dec 16, 2007
I'm sorry but we have too many educated people in Mass who can generate good, legitimate business and industry to warrant the need for casinos. Fine for depressed eastern CT, not for us.

Quincy, MA

#4 Dec 16, 2007
If any one wants to see the effect of casinos on a community, just go to Atlantic City, and walk two blocks inland from the strip. There is a large amount of urban blight that is the direct result of the casinos putting everything else in the area out of business.

Do we really need more minimum wage jobs in this state?

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