Lottery proponents used shameless tactics
Shame on the leadership of the North Carolina Senate. Not only did they pass a lottery, they did it through subterfuge and sneakiness, when two lottery opponents were necessarily absent. Even then they could manage no more than a tie.
Shame on our lieutenant governor for casting the winning vote. And shame on our governor for pushing the lottery from the beginning.
Now our leaders will be looking for professional gambling organizations to help them sell the maximum number of lottery tickets to our citizens. Though most North Carolinians say they favor this million-to-one scam, I am saddened that my state government is doing the scamming. I only hope the fallacies of this method of supporting our schools will become evident sooner rather than later. (more…)
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