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38 minutes ago, Gamecock Part Deux said:

 

Lets be honest there are plenty of Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and yes even Greatest Generation folks who pull the same stuff.

 

 

So we've gone from Millennials created the gambling issue to video games create unemployed, drug using alcoholics, who are dependent on others to fund their gambling addictions?

 

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I grew up on video games. First one ever was Mortal Kombat (otherwise known as the tool of Satan) on Nintendo 64 where people would bleed from the ears when getting kicked in the shin because for some reason everyone in that game had a blood platelet level of zero. Played video games all throughout childhood and adolescence . . . 

I'm employed . . . not addicted to drugs . . . not an alcoholic . . . don't gamble (hit the slots on my 21st birthday, lost $80, never been back) . . . and I'm financially independent . . . 

Guess that makes me a survivor!

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Only crime I've ever committed is being ridiculously good looking

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Uh oh . . . might want to add narcissism to your list

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Not a gambler.  Never bought a lotto.  

Many years ago, I represented both of the lobbyists (both, likely, retired or dead...its been 25+ years...I was just a kid then) representing the out of state companies who were bidding for the Indiana lotto in finding them locations (should they be chosen).  Everything I had read was that the State Lotto was basically a tax on the poor...pretty much evidenced to me to this day when standing in line at the Village Pantry.  Ironically, both of those lobbyists were hardcore Democrats (they controlled the appropriate State bodies at the time) and were friends of the poor and downtrodden...excepting when they could make 7 figures to represent the winning State Lotto company profiting on the backs of the poor and downtrodden (Hey, we all have a price, I guess....I think mine was about $8,500 on that deal...which we won).

That said, having been involved in the great State money grab and the political hypocrisy, I just don't gamble.

Even so, somebody wants to pay me to represent any form of legal gambling, sign me up...I will take the money...like I did years ago.  

There is a fool born every minute.  Doesn't matter much to me whether they are rich or poor.

 

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21 minutes ago, Lysander said:

Everything I had read was that the State Lotto was basically a tax on the poor...pretty much evidenced to me to this day when standing in line at the Village Pantry. 

Nah, state lotteries are pretty much voluntary taxes on the stupid:  https://libertarianchristians.com/2011/09/12/the-lottery-is-the-best-tax/

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Why would libertarians like the lottery? It has nothing to do with the morality of gambling but it has everything to do with the nature and propriety of the tax. Yes, the lottery is a tax. The lottery funds functions of civil government just like coercive taxes. The difference is that lotteries are voluntary — unlike any other significant tax source. In fact, enthusiastic and greedy people rush to play the lottery. I recently spoke to the South Carolina Lottery director. He stated that during a recent $100+ million “Powerball” game, sales exceeded 15,000 tickets per hour—a rate faster than the tickets can be printed. Can you think of any other tax that people rush to pay? By contrast, the state extorts money from people by taxing income, sales, gasoline, real property, luxury, and various “sins”, along with requiring licenses, permits, registration fees, and traffic fines, all of which go to the general budget of the state. Then the state doles out paltry welfare benefits, but receiving these benefits is nowhere near as exhilarating as having the television station’s cameraman at your front door. Somehow, buying a pile of lottery tickets (albeit with a remote chance of winning) is much more fun than “contributing” 12.4% of your earnings for the Social Security “program”? The odds of winning the lottery are probably greater than a young man’s chances of ever collecting Social Security.

Let’s face it: the state lottery is a “stupid tax”. Like other monopolized “public enterprises”, the lottery does not produce the high quality, low-priced, innovative, and consumer-friendly product that would be offered in a free market. For instance, Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos compete by advertising the highest payouts (e.g., slot machines paying 98.3% in one casino versus only 97.8% in others), and people flock to consume the services provided. The South Carolina Lottery’s payout is a measly 58%— rather meager compared to Las Vegas. Hence, one could make the case that playing the state lottery is a pursuit of fatuous or ignorant people.

Of course, not all lottery players are dolts or *Deleted*s. For instance, my brother-in-law once stated that—as a Calvinist—he need buy only one ticket. If God wants him to win the jackpot, only one ticket is required. Perhaps one could argue that the Calvinist-lottery thesis provides a basis for a person buying five $1 lottery tickets per year. The opportunity cost imposed on the family from buying these tickets corresponds to ordering one medium pizza instead of one large one—not much of a concern. I choose not to play the lottery, not so much out of scruples, but because I do not want pay the Stupid Tax. Yet such choices should be left to the liberty of conscience of each individual.

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1 minute ago, Muda69 said:

Nah, state lotteries are pretty much voluntary taxes on the stupid:  http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?510295-What-is-the-libertarian-position-on-expanded-gambling

  

Yeah...that is basically what I said.  I just deferred from the word "stupid".  We all know where "Stupid" starts or ends up.....poor as a church mouse.

Are you somehow constitutionally disposed to be disagreeable with me for disagreements sake?

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5 minutes ago, Lysander said:

Yeah...that is basically what I said.  I just deferred from the word "stupid".  We all know where "Stupid" starts or ends up.....poor as a church mouse.

Are you somehow constitutionally disposed to be disagreeable with me for disagreements sake?

So all "poor" people are stupid?

 

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7 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

So all "poor" people are stupid?

 

Most usually.

Hopefully I am not offending you personally.

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5 minutes ago, Lysander said:

Most usually.

Hopefully I am not offending you personally.

No,  I'm not poor according to most standards of living, and I don't consider myself stupid.

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2 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

No,  I'm not poor according to most standards of living, and I don't consider myself stupid.

That makes me happy.

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