State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor

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    Re: State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor

    Sales tax is voluntary, isn't it? 

    Based on whether to buy in MA or NH.

    Casinos earnings have dropped of significantly.

    WHy Mass is getting in late to a losing game is... typical.
     
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    Re: State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor

    In Response to State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor:
    [QUOTE]“Fundamentally, I believe this represents a tax on the poor,’’ said Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat. http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2011/08/24/massachusetts_leaders_agree_on_casino_bill/?p1=Local_Links Ah, no. I see vaguely what you're trying to cough up, but it doesn't fly. A tax is involuntary. The government takes money from you. When the government takes money from the poor, that is taxing the poor. People like to talk about cigarette taxes as "taxing the poor", but even then, I don't think it flies. Yes, it's regressive. But only in the sense that poor people just so happen to choose to smoke at a greater rate. It's still a voluntary decision. Government didn't say "we want to tax the poor, and we know more poor people smoke, so let's tax smoking." They said, instead, "smoking is bad, so let's tax smoking to discourage it" and it just so happens that more poor people choose to smoke. Sorry. Your choice. And simply allowing a casino, subject to income tax, to be built? Spare me.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    People should be free to do with their money what they want to do with it.
    I am sick of being told by the government I cant buy this, eat that, drink this.

    If people want to play 21 all day its their money.

    As to it being a tax on the poor, are you saying the poor are to dumb to know what to do with their money, maybe the government should control the money that poor people have so they don't waste it, I am sure this would make nannystate liberals very happy.
     
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    Let's solve the budget deficit once and for all!! Anyone driving Massachusetts roads has long since become convinced that our citizens are among the nation's most dangerous motorists. Add the inanity of the phone calls they seem compelled to make on their little toy telephones and they equal the menace posed by drunk drivers. A $1,000.00 automatic fine with no option for an appeal except when said appeal results in a doubling of the fine if the appeal is denied, would balance the state's coffers virtually overnight. Better still, these fools seem so entrenched in this dangerous pastime that they will prove to be vulnerable to these fines more than once before convinced that are indeed guilty of a trespass on their innocent fellow citizen motorists.
     
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    In Response to Re: State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor:
    [QUOTE]Sales tax is voluntary, isn't it?  Based on whether to buy in MA or NH. Casinos earnings have dropped of significantly. WHy Mass is getting in late to a losing game is... typical.
    Posted by KittyDuke[/QUOTE]
    I agree..I think Massachusetts missed the boat on casino's.It almost seems like an afterthought at this point...I think casinos are fast losing their appeal.
     
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    Re: State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor

    In Response to State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor:
    [QUOTE]“Fundamentally, I believe this represents a tax on the poor,’’ said Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat. http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2011/08/24/massachusetts_leaders_agree_on_casino_bill/?p1=Local_Links Ah, no. I see vaguely what you're trying to cough up, but it doesn't fly. A tax is involuntary. The government takes money from you. When the government takes money from the poor, that is taxing the poor. People like to talk about cigarette taxes as "taxing the poor", but even then, I don't think it flies. Yes, it's regressive. But only in the sense that poor people just so happen to choose to smoke at a greater rate. It's still a voluntary decision. Government didn't say "we want to tax the poor, and we know more poor people smoke, so let's tax smoking." They said, instead, "smoking is bad, so let's tax smoking to discourage it" and it just so happens that more poor people choose to smoke. Sorry. Your choice. And simply allowing a casino, subject to income tax, to be built? Spare me.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]
    Agree all around..Casinos and the like are essentially a tax on the poor. However, there is for sure an element of personal choice..and I am a firm believer in personal choice ..no matter what.
     
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    Re: State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor

    A Casino is not a tax on the poor. It is a tax on the stupid. Have you ever looked at the odds?
     
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    Re: State Democrat: Allowing a casino is taxing the poor

    Speaker Deleo needs jobs to send his people to before he cashes in .
     

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