Thursday, March 12, 2009


Here we go again with a casino initiative. It's not really the casino idea itself that's bothering me, it's the fact that we defeated it only four months ago. After months and months of endless political advertising from both sides. I'd love some sort of legislation that forces any initiative that fails to skip at least one election before trying again. Makes me think of the little kids who keep repeating the same request over and over until they wear mom down and she finally says yes. Please mom, please, please, please can I have a casino? I'm just gonna keep saying no.


5chw4r7z said...

Some people have gotten excited because the casino will be near the street car but the casino will do nothing for downtown. Casino's are not designed to encourage economic activity but instead discourage any kind of activity that doesn't involve people losing money at their slots.

BrentBillock said...

The idea of casinos being a real economic stimulus is a huge myth.

Casinos are effectively a regressive tax, but instead of funding infrastructure or other public needs, the money goes to casino owners.