Video gaming is desperate new tax

Aug 3, 2012 Full story: The West Virginia Record 9

To the Editor: Desperate people do desperate things. The state of Illinois has a budget deficit, and instead of reducing spending, it is desperate to raise taxes and invent new taxes.

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fish

Chesterfield, MO

#1 Aug 4, 2012
legalize pot, make millions$.i am just about ready to move out of illinois.
anon

Madelia, MN

#2 Aug 4, 2012
Try billions. But I don't see that happening anytime soon. People are ignorant and believe everything they are told. They grow up being told that cannabis is wrong and immoral and refuse to change their opinion or believe anything else. They do not exercise their ability of free will. They believe what they were told and don't question it. That is what is wrong with our socioty and the world. Nobody can think for themselves and always want to punish or bash someone for going against their beliefs that they were told to believe on blind faith that our up bringings wouldn't steer us wrong.
something

United States

#3 Aug 4, 2012
They gotta do something. They have lost thousands of dollars just in the past 2 weeks from confiscating the products from our fine head shops in our area. Im not just talking about the fake crap Im talking about all the pipes, water pipes, hookahs and stuff they unlawfully took from these businesses. There is several thousand tax dollars they just threw out the window... how stupid can you be? Illinois needs all the money they can get and they sure arent going to get it by taking peoples inventories. Then its going to cost them tens of thousands to have all the fake crap tested just to find out there are no banned chemicals and have to give everything back to these businesses. They might as well took a hundred grand and burnt it. How Stupid can they really be???
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#4 Aug 7, 2012
Well letís see = Granite City can legalize gambling, dope, and put HO houses on every other corner and then they might get more tax money for the state to take and spend on the politician's foolish crap instead of paying down the state deficits.
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Markham, Canada

#5 Aug 7, 2012
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well

El Monte, CA

#6 Aug 8, 2012
I am not sure where the Euromillions is from. but, i did want to let ya'll know that any lottery out of this country is strictly and totally illegal for us to play / win!
mylottopick

Markham, Canada

#7 Aug 8, 2012
well wrote:
I am not sure where the Euromillions is from. but, i did want to let ya'll know that any lottery out of this country is strictly and totally illegal for us to play / win!
You are mistaken...if you are part of a group play, it is not illegal. You will to pay taxes on the winning as an income. The reality is that to play any lottery from any country as an individual you have to be a resident.
gambling
#8 Aug 16, 2012
There's nothing desperate about legalized gambling machines at all.

"Grey Machines" (cherry machines) have been a staple of vending companies, bars, gas stations, lodges ect for decades in Illinois. The have always been illegal but the state has always turned a blind eye to them while vendors raked in millions upon millions of dollars tax free from them.

So, the state is reigning it in.
agree
#9 Aug 17, 2012
I totally agree with "something". They tossed tens of thousands (probably hundreds of thousands by now) out the window July 25 when they decided to take all of the inventories of a few shops in the area.

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