Thursday, February 24, 2011
Too Good To Be True
In hearing Raul Salinas and Mike Garza talk about gambling, they sound more like salesman; They make no mention of the negative effects gambling will have on our community. The Pro8news story points out that Texas could see $1 billion in tax revenue raised from gambling. Texas has a $90 billion budget. Is it really worth it?
The Texas Lotto was supposed to help fund education but it's fallen short as time has passed.
Just the other day, the mayor was railing against budget cuts that would hurt the poor. Yet he doesn't mind the poor and working class from being fleeced out of their money by slot machines.
Somebody is bound to benefit from allowing slot machines at race tracks. I just don't think it's the state of Texas that would.