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Dont you think kids should have their own Lotto or Sweepstakes

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Last Edited: August 6, 2008, 9:10 pm

You see when i was in the states i didn't see no meaningful sweepstakes for kids...The only sweepstakes i saw was on the jetex channel and the cartoon channels where they promise kids to win i don't know a swimming pool, a trip to Orlando magic theme park, or disney world....But that's not a meaning sweepstake/win....Why not create like a lotto or sweepstake in each state for kids giving away, i don't know 20 million...

You know kids are human too, they are not just little people...They will like to do the same thing we do, they will like to drive one day, fly on their own, have girlfriends, etc...They are just like us...Again i am not saying kids will go to the Seven Eleven and buy 1 quick pick on the lotto...NO, the parents will buy it for them, and if they win a trust, group, association, estate will handle the money and give the parent so much per year, i mean i don't know  i am sure they can work it themselves (the parent & the estates)...Or you can make the estate keep the money until the kid turns 18 and then that money is given to him...

Honestly, is kind of sad, but a kid only chance/avenue to be famous and become wealthy is through the movies by becoming a kid actor...And is kind of sad..We want to show our kids that they can dream too...I am really sick and tire of the pathetic sweepstakes they make kids participate, treat them like an adult too give them the same thing adults enjoy, i mean kids go to school and when they are in 8th or 9th grade they got to make the decision of their life: science, commerce or other subject where they will specialize...That's the way it is here in Panama and i am sure is the way it is in the State...

So let's show the world that the U.S is an awesome industrialized country where even kids can dream...

So my question is don't you think kids should have their own lotto or sweepstakes...Here in Panama they have American Idol for little kids, i don't hear that in the U.S.A...Again just showing you...You know i heard from Fox News that there is over 1 billion 300 million dollars worth of lose change in the U.S...I don't know if that's 1.3 billion each year or what, but what if they use that to create kids lotto or sweepstakes or take all that money place it in the bank and the interest power FREE LOTTO/SWEEPSTAKES for kids...Not only one in the U.S but a Global one and continental lotto/sweepstakes ones too....

And if you notice on jetex and the cartoon channels their version of kids sweepstakes doesnt' come every week it comes every now and them and some of them are for teenagers not for kids...And is sad because the owner is make tons of money off of the kids sitting there like cauch potatoe watching tv....And this remind me of a show i didn't see completely, the show was called "Black in America"...and in that show they were contemplating the idea of paying kids to go to school giving them vouchers/checks to go to school, it will be nice if ALL KIDS got paid to go to school...I thought what a wonderful idea...It is stuff like that that will look wonderful in the U.S...It will make the U.S the envy of the world...Americans you need to start thinking up of this stuff...

They don't even have insurance where the parent can insure his kid or pay a monthly fee until when the kid is 18 so that when the kid is 18 he can enjoy a lot of money....Just like insurance for the sick, example, people pay 80 dollars or whatever amount for insurance when they are sick and people don't get sick that often...So why not create an insurance for your kids so that you pay a monthly fee until the kid turns 18 and when the kid turns 18 he gets i don't know 400,000 or 500,000?They don't even have that in the States...why don't they do that...

please give me your opinions i'll be glad to hear them....The question is should kids have their own lotto/sweepstakes....

wouldn't it be nice to go to this particular lotto/sweepstake website and see the kids winners pictures....

About spelling bee? I was talking more of a lotto, sweepstake in every state playing once a week..That's better than the spelling bee...Spelling bee is too bureaucratic and the winner only wins 25,000...I was talking on making the kid win 10 million dollars...I was talking of 10 million dollars or 20 million be given to a kid every week...If a kid wins 10 million the earned interest on that 10 million is 500,000 enough to take care of that kid when he is a baby (him and his baby brothers & baby sisters) until they are all 18 years old...Well i didn't count the taxes but you get the idea and i am sure they can work around that...This is the most marvelous idea ever, this idea and the idea of giving kids money to go to school...

If you pay a small kid money to go to school it becomes like working it gives the kid a sense that he is working that he is going to school to earn money...But i think they were contemplating giving kids money for going to school is they show a good behavior and make good grades....

when you are paying kids to go to school i think it gives kid a sense of what real money is and how much is that way it will prepare them for when they go in the real adult world...

The spelling bee is to bureacratic too steep of a pyramid, out of the entire country only 1 is selected winner (what kind of crap is that)...I don't think that's fair...

How many of you seen the movie "Charlie & the chocolate factory", i didn't like that movie that kind of price is really not a price we should do better than that and give kids better deals like millions of dollars...

You will rather not play the lottery for kids and make 1 or several kids in your state 10 or 20 million dollar richers and all they asking your to play is 1 dollar 1 quick pick, it could be your kid yet you continue spend 12 dollars on pick3....

Also let me make it clear that i am saying that this lotto/sweepstakes for kids will be played by the parents NOT KIDS...

PLEASE, if we wanted the best for our kids we would have done better...One of the best gift you could give a kid who is 4 years old, is A HOUSE, even if is very few who win it..A house so that when he grows up he doesn't have to buy one and spend 30 years paying for 1...Or a college education or 10 million dollars or 20 million dollars...Those are the best gift you can give a kid...You know what the wicked parents do if you give them a house? they will sell it and buy themselves a new car, chrismast gift thinking that's a gift...The best lottery yet is if EVERY WEEK ONCE A WEEK there is a lotto in every state paying 15 or 20 million dollars to the parents of kids (and by the way i said kids i didn't say teenagers) and the parents work out a deal with an estate and the parents get the interest from those 15 million dollars (750,000/year) and when the kid turns out 18 then he is the heirs to that money...That's better than the mother taking all the money thinking she knows best and spending it raising the kid...So not only does the kid is going to get 15 million when he turns 18 or 25 but the mother receives 750,000/year of interest for her 3 or 4 kids, and with those 750,000 i am sure 100,000 can be saved every year for the scholarship of the 4 kids....Jesus tell me if this is not an awesome plan...And i don't know why you all are against it...

How come there is no Estate for kids, call the kids estate, that they only take care of legal matters with kids, i mean there is a magical kingdom but there is no Estate of kids handling kids financing and other matters...

There is not even a place dedicated just for kids, everything you can think of for kids they will have them for kids...If there such a place?And i don't mean just toys...Remember what the Bible says about kids? De los Tales es el Reyno de los Cielos...For theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

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Comment by pumpi76 - August 8, 2008, 7:54 am
But i am sorry i totally forgot about this....I feel that students who should get paid to go to school, are kids that are going to study science or kids that want to become an economist...

We need students who study science, they are in short supply...Is not fair for all the kids to get paid the same to go to school and the kids that study something else than science get better chances at getting a job than those that study science...
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Comment by jim695 - August 8, 2008, 12:44 pm
Pumpi:

   Actually, we have more engineering students preparing to graduate this year than at any other time in U. S. history. In fact, for the first time in decades, there are more engineers preparing to enter the workforce than attorneys.
   These budding engineers also outnumber medical school graduates by 40% this year, and that's what should concern us.
   As far as a lottery for kids, no, I don't agree. Money is not something children should be forced to consider, since managing it requires a great deal of responsibility. I understand that you're saying the parents would actually buy the tickets and play the game, but there is nothing preventing such an arrangement at present; parents can buy lottery tickets for their children, and some often do so. However, if the ticket turns out to be a winner, the parents must claim the prize.
   It's not necessary to reinvent the wheel in order to advocate children's rights, but financial productivity is NOT a right, either for kids or adults. Responsibility is something we learn gradually by making mistakes and learning from them. Kids have a hard time as it is learning everything they must master just to become a teenager, which brings with it an entirely new set of problems, including learning about and practicing financial responsibility.
   Let the kids BE kids. In spite of what you seem to believe, Pumpi, there are many, MANY organizations throughout the world that cater exclusively to children. You're correct when you say there isn't ONE place where ALL children can go to have fun (with the possible exceptions of Disneyland and Disney World, and any of the hundreds of amusement parks and water parks that dot the country; then there are beaches, lakes, ball parks, public basketball courts, campgrounds, etc.). Children should be able to spend their free time having fun and experiencing their environments. Childhood is a time when we learn the social skills we'll need as teenagers, and we continue to develop those skills to benefit us as adults.
   The IRS says we can give up to $10,000 to our kids with no tax consequences. This is a much simpler method of accomplishing what you're suggesting.
   Jim

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