The StarNews has a confusing editorial today, here’s the headline:
So, I’m thinking they’re against the governor wanting to tax video poker (sweepstakes machines) to pay for education. I mean, the headline would lead you to believe it’s about the governor. Then they start bashing the GOP.
Republican leaders aren’t warm to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s latest proposal to narrow the education budget gap they created by refusing to reinstate part of the sales tax they allowed to expire last year.
Hmm. . . so surely they will get to the anti-gov, anti-gambling point.
The governor recently signed a bill allowing live dealers at the Cherokee casino, a move that not only would add jobs but which also might increase the number of visitors.
Nope, not there. Ohh, so gambling increases jobs and tourism right? Then they write this.
North Carolina should fight to uphold a ban that seeks to keep our state from becoming polluted with gambling dens that are a blight on the neighborhoods where they locate and which would make a poor statement about our state’s priorities.
But I guess lottery tickets in convenient marts in poor neighborhoods are ok? So we should stop gambling? But it creates jobs? Then they finally get to the point which is that we need more taxes. As always, it’s about supporting more taxes and “the children.”
Our children’s education shouldn’t depend on people’s willingness to lose far more than it would cost them to pay an extra 7 1/2 cents on a $10 purchase.
Worth noting, they never addressed the plan put forth by the Governor or why it is bad per their headline.
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