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Best to vote no to casino proposal

October 10, 2013

Sadly, the decision about voting yes or no to whether New York should allow more casinos requires the voter to weigh more than just the pros and cons of the question itself: e.g....

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Oct-16-13 9:03 PM

Vote YES!!!! Revenue is of the utmost importance for NYS tax payers. This tax culture that we have is dependent upon ideals like this. No criticism allowed from any group that has a potential hypocrisy!!!

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Oct-16-13 10:36 AM

Of course, if passed will any of it come our way? That's another story.

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Oct-16-13 10:36 AM

Yes gambling can be a problem. Maybe some revenues could be directed to problem gambling services (if not already) but gamblers are going to gamble. We might as well get a cut of it.

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Oct-13-13 10:00 PM

New Yorkers across the state "enjoy" the worst tax climate in the entire country. It's time to pull the stops on protecting people from themselves. If people want to gamble they will find a way. The lottery, pull tabs, OTB, the race track, bingo, an illegal bookie or a Friday night card game in someone's basement.....Why all the worry about casinos? Makes no sense.

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Oct-11-13 8:42 PM

Absolutely lousy argument ADE!!! Loaded language? Large campaign contributions from a special interest? Have you been under a rock??? then claiming their propaganda is a rosy promise??? Job growth, school aid increases and lower property taxes are a REALITY if passed. I am not vested either way as to how I may vote, but your argument has no merit, to me anyway. Sounds like a personal issue to me. You want "rosy promises"? Look into what the railroad promised years ago, there's something to legitimately raise concern over.

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Oct-11-13 11:57 AM

I would vote not simply because we already have enough casinos. How many more do we need?? Surely dont want or need any more!!

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Oct-10-13 9:16 PM

Because the current system where only the state and the Indians get to run gambling makes sense?

Some people like to gamble at casinos. They're going to do it. Not saying a casino is right for every community, but if people want one they should have the option, rather than the state saying it's not allowed.

Sure, gambling interests make big political contributions. So do unions, businesses, and anyone else with an agenda and two nickels to rub together. That doesn't seem like much of an argument against their cause to me. You could use that argument against pretty much any law that has ever been voted on.

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Oct-10-13 12:36 PM

Bravo, great editorial.

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