Friday, October 24, 2008

"Slots" Ballot Question Maryland: Preying on the weak and vulnerable to fund education 

There is much one wonders about in America but here we have people plumbing new lows.

What is amazing is that the teachers union has been dragged into this, along with the police federation and others to support the proposition. None seem to realize that the State is merely reneging on its commitment to adequately fund education and instead is looking to gamblers and race goers to fund it for them!

This is truly mind boggling. Since when did people with a weakness for gambling become the underwriters of education? These people need counciling and help, not the State exploiting them!

I know in Texas there is a 1 penny per round of ammunition tax and that funds $3,000,000 worth of school funding annually (yes that is 300,000,000 rounds of ammo fired in Texas every year) but that pales compared to the $650,000,000 that Maryland Government hope to dupe gamblers out of to pay for the States education system, along with the further $900,000,000 windfall they estimate the horse racing and gambling industry will make too.


Marylanders have in the past had the good sense to reject such immoral gambling industry manuevers.

Education is something that the community truly should proudly work together to provide for every child in Maryland, not outsourcing it to the gaming industry.

Hopefully Marylanders again see through the charade here and say no to this shameful proposal.

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