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Bondi Junction
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Posted: January 13, 2010, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

I have read news reports off budget woes in states across the country. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan group, projects potential shortfalls of $350 billion nationwide over the next two years, with every state except Montana and North Dakota facing fiscal trouble.

 

I would like to suggest one idea. If we all played our state lottery every week, and those who already do bought an extra ticket, it would boost revenue for the states. I am not saying it is a silver bullet, but it would raise millions more in lottery revenue. It would also boost tax revenue as prize amounts would increase. It's a win win!

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    I would like to win. I feel like I'm supporting our state budget, all by myself. Sad

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      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: January 14, 2010, 3:33 am - IP Logged

      I have read news reports off budget woes in states across the country. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan group, projects potential shortfalls of $350 billion nationwide over the next two years, with every state except Montana and North Dakota facing fiscal trouble.

       

      I would like to suggest one idea. If we all played our state lottery every week, and those who already do bought an extra ticket, it would boost revenue for the states. I am not saying it is a silver bullet, but it would raise millions more in lottery revenue. It would also boost tax revenue as prize amounts would increase. It's a win win!

      If it were only that simple.

      It doesn't matter how much money you give irresponsible politicians on spending sprees. They'll spend it and want more. Lack of revenue isn't the problem - spending is. They won't even wait to see what the lottery will bring in before spending it beforehand. They project income and look for new things to spend it on. So giving them more money to play with only exacerbates the problem because they'll need even more after that.

      What we really need to do is to clean house and be rid of all of them - federal and state.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        If it were only that simple.

        It doesn't matter how much money you give irresponsible politicians on spending sprees. They'll spend it and want more. Lack of revenue isn't the problem - spending is. They won't even wait to see what the lottery will bring in before spending it beforehand. They project income and look for new things to spend it on. So giving them more money to play with only exacerbates the problem because they'll need even more after that.

        What we really need to do is to clean house and be rid of all of them - federal and state.

        AMEN! we need to get rid of them all. what i see on a daily basis is enough to make us all sick . but i am not allowed to air it publicly.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: January 14, 2010, 6:19 am - IP Logged

          Vote for fiscally conservative candidates.

            Bondi Junction
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            Vote for fiscally conservative candidates.

            Like former President Bush? What a joke! Both the Republicans and the Democrats are all corporate whores, we need to support all other small parties and independent candidates; if they can get on the ballot! We need to restore democracy to Washington!

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!


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              Posted: January 15, 2010, 8:36 am - IP Logged

              Democracy is mob rule, we are a Republic. What we don't need is more Democracy. And, I agree with the RR, giving someone more money does not fix a spending habit based on eggs not hatched yet or the hopes of spending what is not there. We would only be enablers to a habit that is the problem along with it's unhealthy desires.

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                Posted: January 15, 2010, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                Like former President Bush? What a joke! Both the Republicans and the Democrats are all corporate whores, we need to support all other small parties and independent candidates; if they can get on the ballot! We need to restore democracy to Washington!

                Did I say Bush?  Delta Draw is right,  this ain't a democracy.   Small parties and independents take votes from one party and give victory to the other,  a bad situation.  Watch this,  pay attention, and learn.

                http://blogs.lotterypost.com/jarasan/2009/12/political-spectrum-for-dummies.htm


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                  Posted: January 15, 2010, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                  I have read news reports off budget woes in states across the country. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan group, projects potential shortfalls of $350 billion nationwide over the next two years, with every state except Montana and North Dakota facing fiscal trouble.

                   

                  I would like to suggest one idea. If we all played our state lottery every week, and those who already do bought an extra ticket, it would boost revenue for the states. I am not saying it is a silver bullet, but it would raise millions more in lottery revenue. It would also boost tax revenue as prize amounts would increase. It's a win win!

                  Back to the lotteries and the STATES, The UNITEDUS FlagSTATES. We have done what you propose. We have in twenty-some years increased the games available and the player participation. Try it down there in Australia and see how it works. Talking like you are a U.S. citizen and getting us stirred up like you are a state-side constituent is really not acceptable.

                  You are not one of us in that sense. It is inflammatoryEvil Lookingpolitical trolling.

                  Good on me,

                  DD

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                    Posted: January 16, 2010, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                       Vote all politicians in office out. Don't vote for any candidate who has ever held office. This applies to all political parties. It's the only way to get the message across... no more of... business as usual. It would also reduce the influence of the lobbys. Keep no elected official in office for more than one term. Maybe this way we can get people in office before they are corrupted and get the one out who have been corrupted.

                    You are a slave to the choices you have made.  jk

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                      Posted: January 17, 2010, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                      While we are waiting for the next election to 'vote them out' and try to put some responsible people 'in' there is one thing we can do that should help.  

                      Buy American made products when ever possible.  The more JOBS we can create the better we all will be.  Only we can get our selves out of this mess.  Its not easy to find local/state or nationally made products but if you try and even just buy *1* item a week (or even month) that is made in the USA we can make a difference.

                      Money won is twice as good as money earned!

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        While we are waiting for the next election to 'vote them out' and try to put some responsible people 'in' there is one thing we can do that should help.  

                        Buy American made products when ever possible.  The more JOBS we can create the better we all will be.  Only we can get our selves out of this mess.  Its not easy to find local/state or nationally made products but if you try and even just buy *1* item a week (or even month) that is made in the USA we can make a difference.

                        That's a good idea bashley, one that I practice as much as possible.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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