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Time for a national lottery


We've got to generate more tax revenues, or think of something else.  Americans probably aren't ready for this:

So a national lottery would be a good place to start.

First game is a clone of Euro Millions, twin sister who walks like it, talks like it, pays off tax-free like it, lump sum only.

Revenues go entirely for a National Disaster Relief Fund, and to the US Veteran Hospitals.

Tickets sold in post offices and at every Federal Office Building in America, Indian Reservations, anywhere the Feds have a toe-hold outside State jurisdiction.

Lots of potential here.

Later games can be provided to allow war lovers to vote with their pocket books to fund whatever war we happen to be fighting at any given time.  When the fund runs out, the troops come home, so the war lovers and patriots can pay for the war themselves, and when they get tired of paying, they'll quit buying tickets.

Gives new meaning to the word, 'fair'.  The people who don't support the war, but haven't been asked, don't have to support it.  Those citizens who just love it to death can have their war and maybe win a big prize, besides.

Remember where you heard it first.








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Comment by Rip Snorter - September 12, 2005, 11:10 am
That first national lottery thought, if implemented, ought to have a truly therapeutic influence on every lottery operation in the US. If competition of that quality were available within the boundaries of the US the other lotteries would have to come up to grade, or watch themselves capsize and sink beneath the waves.

Similarly, if war lovers had to actually pay for their wars with real dollars out of their pocketbooks without forcing citizens who were neutral, luke-warm, or opposed to the war (without being asked), to help pay for it we'd see an entirely new kind of warfare. Squad-wars, off over yonderways. Company-or-Battalion wars off the other direction.

They could still cheer the troops, root for the home-team, but more on a football game scale.

A salubrious outcome by any standard.


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