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Old 08-13-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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WBAL discussed the Maryland casino situation today. Points:

1. The public was sold that Casino revenues would go to education, BUT have gone into the MD General Fund.

2. WHAT happens to Casino business in MD when other States open new Casino venues. The Atlantic City Effect.

3. If the time comes HOW does MD make up for a casino revenue downturn in regards to the MD state budget?
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:36 AM
 
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You can bet your sweet bippy the casinos are the gift that keeps on giving for the Democrat machine.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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You guys are too much. First you complain that the money is not going to schools as promised. As I said that's a legit complaint but let's not pretend this is unique to the Democrats. "READ MY LIPS, NO NEW TAXES" ring a bell?

But as you complain on and on about the big bad casinos you then ask the question: "Oh my God what will we do if the casino money dries up!?!?!?"

Sounds like you are trying to have it both ways. Either complain about the casinos and wish they weren't here or admit that this money, regardless of where it ends up, is good for the state.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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You guys are too much. First you complain that the money is not going to schools as promised. As I said that's a legit complaint but let's not pretend this is unique to the Democrats. "READ MY LIPS, NO NEW TAXES" ring a bell?

But as you complain on and on about the big bad casinos you then ask the question: "Oh my God what will we do if the casino money dries up!?!?!?"

Sounds like you are trying to have it both ways. Either complain about the casinos and wish they weren't here or admit that this money, regardless of where it ends up, is good for the state.
I am sick of being lied to in order to get political measures past. If the money was going to be an offset for more general funding spending, just say so, and see if the bill still passes. The pitch that the money was going to education was a lie to make the measure more palatable to voters.

And no, nationwide it isn't a R or D thing, it is a politics thing, and that makes it all the worse. The system is broken when citizens are cool with government lying to them under the excuse, "they all do it."

None of them should do it, and until people are willing to think (and vote) beyond just the brain dead D and R choices on the ballot nothing will change.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Again Westside I totally understand your position. I don't like being lied to either and neither does anyone else, But as you said it's not unique to Democrats as many posters here are trying to claim. Sorry, I'm just not going to let that slide.

Regardless of how they got here the fact is the casinos are here, probably for good. So let's accept that and evaluate just what it means to the state. And clearly it is a good thing.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Again Westside I totally understand your position. I don't like being lied to either and neither does anyone else, But as you said it's not unique to Democrats as many posters here are trying to claim. Sorry, I'm just not going to let that slide.

Regardless of how they got here the fact is the casinos are here, probably for good. So let's accept that and evaluate just what it means to the state. And clearly it is a good thing.
Nor should you. Lying to the populace is an issue that both major parties can agree on.
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