Where have we heard this before?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by reivertom, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

    Dec 17, 2007
    Greenup Co.
  2. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

    Jun 12, 2005
    " Between the Rivers "
    Not saying I agree with Andy or his daddy on much nor do I necessarily condone gambling.

    But that doesn’t change the fact that KY residents are taking their money out of state to hit casinos. On my end their either going across the river to Illinois or driving 3hrs down to Mississippi.

    The pension system needs an ear-marked revenue stream... may as well be it.
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  3. Legislating morality is nothing more than one man telling another what he will and won’t do and doesn’t compute with men claiming to be “free”. Prostitution, alcohol/drugs, gambling, all of it should be legal to all adults in a “free” country so long as you don’t infringe on another’s rights and you shouldn’t be extorted through taxation to exercise your rights. That’s mafia tactics. Plumb crazy in 2019 this is still debated.
  4. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

    May 20, 2011
    Bowling Green, KY
    My wife is a teacher. She is against this. She is from Montana and has seen increased crime and a deterioration of that state after they legalized casino gambling.

    I saw it first hand, when I was out there. I saw people gambling away their SS money and didn't care.

    Gambling isn't the answer, and as with many Breshear ideas, a terrible one. As mentioned, the lotto was supposed to fix the education money short fall. It hasn't.
  5. So, in order to “save” the morons, the vast majority who would use good judgment and commonsense should be told “no, you can’t do that or men with guns will come lock you in a cage”? Sounds like freedom to me lol.

    We have gambling 45 minutes away and I don’t know anybody who’s lost their social security check lol. I don’t really know anybody who goes there with any regularity.
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  6. glenmorebuckman

    glenmorebuckman 6 pointer

    Dec 20, 2003
    Caneyville, Ky, USA.
    I gambled for the first time in my life recently in Deadwood South Dakota. I lost $20 on slots in a matter of minutes. I think I could have lit that $20 on fire and it would have lasted longer than it did in that slot machine! Didn't take long to realize gambling wasn't for me but if given the opportunity to do it occasionally I don't see it as a problem.
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  7. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.
    Sorry but it will NOT bring in as much as they say. 20-30 years ago it would have worked but not today. Back then there were only 2 places legally. Today they have spread all across the country to where there are within an hours drive from 90% of the population. Look at the last few states to approve them and what they said they would bring in to what they really do bring in, most are lucky if they get 50% of what they though they would get.
  8. Brody

    Brody 6 pointer

    Apr 7, 2019
    No place like home
    You can't beat anything that puts it's back to the wall and takes on all comers!....

    Government is organized crime at its finest.
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  9. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

    Jun 12, 2005
    " Between the Rivers "
    Again ... I’m not condoning gambling. But in my lifetime I’ve seen counties & city’s go wet on my end of the state that I never figured to go that way. In turn.... the sky didn’t fall.

    Gambling to me is no different than those drinking alcohol. Their going to get it or do it regardless... so why not keep their money in state or attract those from other states... their money spends as well in our communities.

    As far as the lottery money paying for education... it funds KEES. Which if a kid does well grade wise in high school ... the more money is available for college. Which with KEES and scholarships, my daughter went 4 years to MSU free ... heck she made money as at the end of the semester they paid her what wasn’t used for books or classes .

    Which in the case of KRS... the burden will fall on the backs of every resident with tax increases...you can bet on it unless a revenue stream is generated.

    So morals aside.... if gambling can generate any revenue what so ever for the shortfall of KRS I’ll support it before tax increases on everyone.
  10. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

    May 20, 2011
    Bowling Green, KY
    The crime wave to follow will be a nightmare.
  11. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

    Oct 31, 2011
    high grove, ky
    does the lotto fund education??,, in KY. i used to play it some.. they did the pick three, twice a week. it cost $.50. that didnt last long,, i dont know how many times it is played during the day, anymore.. the odds of winning a state lotto, of a powerball, has been bumped up so high, its not worth the bet.. sure ya might cash in, who needs that much money if you do.. you will be pestered, the rest of your life.. wont be able to talk to relatives, though that might be a blessing, and have friends ya never knew you had.. a lady down the road won a million, and opted to get payed, every year, instead of a cash settlement. i wish i could remember the payout, after tax's. the Gov. always gets it share. it doesnt help you, when you spend your money, but, when you make a profit, there they are...
    i heard it was $75,000 a year, but dont think so.. maybe it was.... it was a long time ago...
    i bet the derby this year. after the gov. got its fair share, i got over $8,000. the bet i won on is pathetic, as far as gambling goes.. i bet a wild bet, cost $6.00, on 3 horses that just happened to look at a camera, instead or the rest of the field.. i bet $6.00 more on who i thought would win.. trifectas pay more because you bet three horses. all three has to be 1st. 2nd. or, 3rd. in any order. this year i hit the big one.. the other bet i made was from using the scratch sheet, or the racing form.. $6.00, down the drain.. so in the long run, $12.oo, got me over 8 grand. plus betting the pony's is more fun, the odds of winning, not so much, cash, but, it pay's better than a lotto.
  12. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
    Just raise the taxes on property owners, that seems to be the standard go to for most states , counties or municipalities when they want more money.:rolleyes:
  13. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 10 pointer

    Sep 23, 2016

    I am against any and all government employee pensions. Period. Pensions are for entities that make profits and governments do not make profits. They need to fund their own retirements.
  14. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Don’t never say never ,remember Gatewood Galbraith who ran for governor of Ky. several times, pushing to legalize marijuana ,people and other politicians mocked and said he was a crazy pot head, he could have been a pothead , for all I know.My point being somebody must have paid attention , back then a little bit to what he said ,just look at how so many politicians are pushing the same agenda now, Some was around doing the laughing,and saying it’s never going to happen.If you don’t like this kind of stuff these democrats are saying, better get out and vote, cause never might not be so long away.
  15. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I'm going to get a DNA test to see how much Cherokee blood I have before backing a casino. :D
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