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Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery

Topic closed. 63 replies. Last post 2 years ago by Get paid.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
United States
Member #81740
October 28, 2009
40469 Posts
Posted: July 28, 2014, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

Thanks Sully.  I have a sister and BIL who are both educators (and so are both their daughters/my nieces) and I learned to not trust their biased opinions on the problems in the Texas educational system.  In a nutshell, it was always "we need more money" and "you can't judge teachers by how well the students are doing".   It made me do a lot of reading on it.  I don't have children, but I DO pay school taxes and want to make sure that money is wisely spent.

The property taxes are outrageous, throwing money at a problem doesn't work, first you need involved parents that's where learning begins, apples don't fall from the tree.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?


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    bobby623's avatar - abstract
    San Angelo, Texas
    United States
    Member #1097
    January 31, 2003
    1394 Posts
    Posted: July 28, 2014, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

    I was one of millions of Texans who voted in favor of a state lottery.
    It seems to me that voters should decide whether or not the lottery should continue, not some disgruntled Houston politician.
    My position has not changed. I play the lottery everyday. I'll be very disappointed if the games are stopped for political reasons.
    However, I think the player share should be increased.
    My representative hasn't conducted any lottery opinion poll that I'm aware of.
    When push comes to shove he will no doubt vote his personal opinion on what will get him most votes in next election.
    The Sunset Advisory conducted an investigation and uncovered some questionable activities by lottery leadership.
    The SAC said the lottery should continue, and that they would take another look in 12 years.
    If the anti-lottery forces win, the School Foundation Fund will take a big hit.
    Whether or not existing school funding is being spent properly is a question that will be answered sooner or later.
    In the meantime, you don't take $2 billion out of the school system and not have some adverse affects.
    Texas use to have one of the best highway systems in the country, but the roads I travel are falling apart - thanks to
    the tightwad politicians who could care less.
    I just wonder why they think the school system is just another pot hole that can be ignored.
    I double checked and a July 20 campaign finance report shows that the Chickasaw Nation gambling casino
    in Oklahoma donated $50,000 to Greg Abbott's campaign for governor.
    One has to wonder what they expect to get in return.
    Meanwhile, its time to sit back and wait and see where the chips fall.
    Have a good one!

      Get paid's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
      United States
      Member #152324
      February 11, 2014
      168 Posts
      Posted: July 28, 2014, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

      This is some bullsh*t,like politicians are concern about poor people.If they abolish the lottery in texas,more tax revenue for durant,ok,an thackerville,ok,an louisiana.

        Get paid's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
        United States
        Member #152324
        February 11, 2014
        168 Posts
        Posted: July 30, 2014, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

        Intresting,chickasaw nation donating to abbotts campaign. I was told that the reason theirs no casino in texas its because it would hurt casinos in oklahoma. Just sayin.