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Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets

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Posted: February 22, 2013, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

It's simple. Legalize and Tax the Kentucky BlueGrass. Leave the lotto players alone. They would make millions more. Jack-in-the-Box

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    Posted: February 22, 2013, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

    Spending is not the problem, shortage of tax revenue is. ROFL

    BRRRRRUUUUUUUUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Stand up for yourself Kentucky, you deserve better, write the letters, make the phone calls, send e-mails, tell them, they are done walking all over you like your some kind of dirty rug.

    Scream from the rooftops if you have to, they have taken enough from you, tell them no MORE!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted: February 22, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

      Does kentucky have any self service machines? The ones here don't give anything back, what ya put in you buy.

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        Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

        yes @ mightwin

        I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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          Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

          I agree with wasted money in Lottery. The lottery provides money to education, the general fund, housing, and Vietnam veterans.  If the state controls  lottery why can't they take a certain percentage from those areas, let's say like 2% from them and use that to cover this. I'm not sure about KY but TN's lottey has money going to education but you have to maintain a certain GPA to maintain it.  At one time the news had reported the state had a surplus of education benefits because people weren't maintaining the grades and were unqualified for it.

          I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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            Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

            Does anyone know what the kentucky lottery's position is on this?

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              Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

              I dont play much now, add sales tax id probally quit!

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                Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                Does anyone know what the kentucky lottery's position is on this?

                I don't think they can openly voice a position. But I feel like this. ..if one state does it,.and gets away with it others will follow.  Ky should just set up a 40lK styled pension system for NEW people and be done with it.  I feel that the younger generation of folks will not be the kind to stay on a job for 30 years..they will have many jobs (short term)..and the 401K is transportable.

                If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                You never know when you will get another hit.

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                  Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                  They know we will play no matter what. Its like shooting fish in a barrel, they know they cannot miss lol. I mean didn't they double Powerball ticket prizes and people went on with it? Our disconnection is our undoing. No Nod Pretty sad.

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                    Posted: February 22, 2013, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                    gonna go out on a limb here and guess this guy proposing this is not a player.

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                      Posted: February 22, 2013, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                      gonna go out on a limb here and guess this guy proposing this is not a player.

                      Why would he need to play? Don't the people of Kentucky aleady pay. his salary?

                      I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                        Posted: February 22, 2013, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                        Why would he need to play? Don't the people of Kentucky aleady pay. his salary?

                        In theory, that would be great.  But unfortunately most people ignore what the politician does, and they vote based on whether the person has a "D" or "R" next to their name, or some other factor that is completely unrelated to job performance.

                         

                        Check the State Lottery Report Card
                        What grade did your lottery earn?

                         

                        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                          Posted: February 22, 2013, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                          Spending is not the problem, shortage of tax revenue is. ROFL

                          Ok I guess I should say the same to my employer, hey boss I have too many outgoing transactions in my bank acct I need a raise!

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                            Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                            From the OP:

                            "House State Government Chairman Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, said adding a 6 percent sales tax on lottery games could generate about $49 million a year for the state."

                            Yo, Chairmon Yonts, no what it's going to do is generate a lotto of Kentucky dollars going into bordering states lotteries.

                             Typical display of no vision democrat tax and spend thinking.

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: February 22, 2013, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                              I Agree!