Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oregon Lottery celebrates 30 years

30 years of preying on the poor and innumerate to help the rich avoid paying taxes.

The state should provide a lottery game to prevent the return of the numbers rackets, but it should do so in the same manner and attitude as it provides methadone to heroin addicts:
to reduce the harm caused by a destructive addiction and to help the victims learn to manage their problem successfully. Not to encourage people to become addicted so as to fill state coffers.


"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

1 comment:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

And it has been a disappointment that the Portland Bicycle Transportation Alliance continues to trumpet video poker funding from the ConnectOregon program as a new source of bike/walk transportation funding and a signature legislative and lobbying achievement.