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Old 03-08-2006, 09:15 AM
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Exclamation lottery anyone??

OK..I pose the question before all of you Arkansas chaper individuals. what are your thought on the state having a lottery?
Personaly I belive If we had al lottery her in the state that it would keep alot of ouuuuur states mony here in the state. As observing that when you go to any of our surounding states they have either lottery or casinos or both, and close to the borders all the licence plates y7ou see on all the cars is all Arkansas tags.
LETS HEAR SOME VIEWS!.
I don't think we are very far from getting it anyway, last time we voted on it it was 48% for , and 52% against....or something close to that.
So LETS HEAR What ya'll think.
Do you want the lotery here in AR?
OR do you want casinos?
OR BOTH...AND why??
and if we did have the lotery here would you want it too be afiliated with the Powerball or Megga Millions national lotery commissions??
How do you think it would help or hurt our state??
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:21 AM
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oh yea and rule # 435......Don't ever expect my spelling to be correcton anything!
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:57 PM
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Lotteries are typically used as a form of income for the states they are in, which on the surface sounds good. The revenue is usually promised to go towards something noble such as education or heath care. Again, on the surface, this is good. When the economy is booming people buy a few dollars worth of tickets a week and the state has instant revenue.

Now I know there are a very small minority of people that will spend their "life savings" on lottery tickets. This is no where near the problem as it is for "regular" type gambling such as horse and dog tracks, poker, black jack, roulette and the such. And even if it was, so what. If a man is not smart enough to walk out of a fire instead of into it he needs to be burnt. The answer to any problem is not at the bottom of a beer bottle, rolled up inside a joint, at the hot end of a glass pipe or at the counter where a lottery ticket is sold.

The problem starts when states start shifting revenue from letís say schools because itís not needed because of all the new revenue produced from gambling is coming in and the schools have more money than they can spend. Traditional tax dollars are promised to other things like roads. Then... the economy starts going a little south. Not much but enough for a liberal media to start ******* a conservative president. The state of the economy is blown all out of proportion. John Q. Citizen gets worried heís going to loose his job because "the economy is going to pot." Mr. and Mrs. Citizen decide the need to not spend so much disposable income on disposable things, like, letís say, lottery tickets.

Then boom! The schools donít have enough money to take care of its students, our children. Then the very liberal American Federation of Teachers claims the sky is falling. They start begging for a tax increase "for the children." What honest politician wouldnít want to help the kids? Then the taxes are raised and lo and behold, as if the left had some self fulfilling prophecy, the economy does start to tank. John Q and his olí lady loose there jobs because of layoffs and little Johnny has to go to bed hungry.

Now he is unable to learn in the socialist schools. So they lower the standards so far that all he has to do to pass is show up. He wonít learn the skills needed to analyze the depth and breadth of anything past his need for a recliner. The only problem is that a Lazy Boy is $350 and Jr. is working part time at Mickey Dís because he canít keep a real job. So what does he do? Buys a lottery ticket in hopes of winning $350 and the whole thing starts over!

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I'd like like for somebody to just give me $78,000,000 and you can keep the lotto and the casinos.

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hey!...at least he's voicing his opinion.....great thing about america..... .. and jim is obviously good at that. Great theory in senario Jim!

LET"S HEAR SOME MORE VIEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!
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As being a little younger (as in not as knowledgeable) I would say, "sure, put a lottery in ar!" I am very conservative in most of my views, but I know ppl here in NEA drive to Missouri and TN occasionally to buy lottery tickets. Why not use it for ourselves? I don't think that the lottery would take as much from the economy as much as NAFTA does. If we're going to complain about economy, let's see if we can get the US Gov to take away NAFTA which allows the cheap labor in Mexico to take jobs away from the American middle class and they can import those goods without tariffs!!!! That is a crime to all of us, IMHO.
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Sure bring the lottery to AR. I would probably buy just as many tickets as I do now. 1 in the last 10 years just for a shot at the 365M$ . I don't gamble and have never been to a casino. I like to spend my money on my toys

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