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  •  Isn't the point of a lottery basically a poor tax? (8+ / 0-)

    Isn't a lottery basically a 50% tax - half goes to the government, the other half goes into the payout pool?

    "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

    by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:06:24 AM PST

    •  It's a tax on people with bad math skills (0+ / 0-)

      "I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I rather like the role." - Eleanor Roosevelt. I would like to add that I am a happy atheist!

      by Rogneid on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 02:53:02 PM PST

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      •  it is a state lottery for education (0+ / 0-)

        So I always think of a ticket as a donation to the schools. But we have lottery vending machines everywhere here in NC, so if he wants to place armed guards at every Food Lion and Rite Aid, let him fund it. There is also talk about eliminating state income tax, too. I know what this means - huge sales tax, another thing to hit the poor.

        George W. Bush: the worst Republican president SO FAR.

        by Chun Yang on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 03:52:46 PM PST

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