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Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets

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Posted: February 22, 2013, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

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.

I Agree!

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    Posted: February 22, 2013, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

    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.

    Any history buffs out there? When do you think politicians started looking at the position as a career instead of what it was supposed to be? And when do you think people started thinking like todd describes above. Wouldn't it be great just to give them all the boot and start fresh.

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      Posted: February 22, 2013, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

      What a bunch of buffoons! My sympathy goes to the fine Kentucky players. Bash What?

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        Posted: February 22, 2013, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

        So they want to tax it on the front end as well as the back end! A lottery tax sandwich...a lottery DP...there is not anything the Democrat's don't like to tax.  At least the insertion will be lubed with KY.  But I do like the switch to the 401k retirement plans, but what they need to do is CONVERT all existing pensions on every level of government to 401k plans.  Why should public servants have better retirement plans than private sector workers?

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        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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          Posted: February 22, 2013, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

          Isn't Obama trying to get rid of the penny? If one ticket will cost $1.06, where will players get the penny? Oh, I see. They'll (government) just round it off to $1.10. Those Basstards!

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            Posted: February 22, 2013, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

            Lol cuz you know they wouldn't be rounding it down to $1.05, so it would end up a 10% sales tax?!
            All hail the penny!

            Maybe gettin rid of the penny isn't a good idea

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              Posted: February 23, 2013, 5:44 am - IP Logged

              They will suck us all dry, enough is enough!

              I hope the lottery players make a stand, if they don't, they deserve what they get.

              Try that here Michigan, you will lose.

              I Agree!

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                Posted: February 23, 2013, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                So they want to tax it on the front end as well as the back end! A lottery tax sandwich...a lottery DP...there is not anything the Democrat's don't like to tax.  At least the insertion will be lubed with KY.  But I do like the switch to the 401k retirement plans, but what they need to do is CONVERT all existing pensions on every level of government to 401k plans.  Why should public servants have better retirement plans than private sector workers?

                " Tax Sandwich" exactly!

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                  Posted: February 23, 2013, 8:00 am - IP Logged

                  I hope Kentucky Lottery players make their displeasure with these particular politicians known in future elections.

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                    Posted: February 23, 2013, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                    I hope Kentucky Lottery players make their displeasure with these particular politicians known in future elections.

                    Thumbs Up get rid of the idiots.

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                      Posted: February 23, 2013, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Thumbs Up get rid of the idiots.

                      I Agree! We all may have to go to Kentucky, show of support.

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                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

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                        Posted: February 24, 2013, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree!

                        Out here in California its posted. " No sales Tax on lottery"  If the lawmakers ever decided to reverse themselves on that, l think people would simply cut back on playing as much.
                        California is so revenue driven, if you miss paying for your car registration by one day-they tack on $50.00.

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                          Posted: February 24, 2013, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                          Of course that means they're dropping the 6% tax on winnings, right?  Beaver

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                            Posted: February 24, 2013, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Of course that means they're dropping the 6% tax on winnings, right?  Beaver

                            Yeah right...  LOL


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: February 25, 2013, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                              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.

                              Sad   But   True    Todd             Sad    But   True

                               

                               

                               

                              I  seldom  play  Ky.  anymore  the  way  it   is 

                               

                              And  if  they  vote  that  in  ......... it  will  be  the  end  of   me  and   them  all   together

                               

                              And  I  am  sure  I  am  not  the  only  player  in   Ky.   that   feels   that  way