Casinos are not going to solve Massachusetts long-standing economic problems. Despite a questionable study underway to claim huge benefits, other cities and states have not gotten the promised revenues.
Instead, we’d like to see:
- An honest appraisal of the drawbacks and potentials.
- A comparison to other tacks, like funding new high-tech industries and companies.
- Fair taxation of existing businesses at the same level as other states.
- Stop the fixation on casinos and present the viable alternatives.
Posts of the Week
Hail, Massachusetts Liberal! Mike points to a two-shot analysis of the John McCain lobbyist scandal. Right-tards like Rush Limbaugh have fumed about stories in the New York Times and Washington Post, concentrating on passing mentions that some of McCain’s staff feared he and a female lobbyist had a sexual relationship. The much more important angle is the detailed figurative sleeping-with-lobbyists one. McCain has a history questionable practices with influence peddlers. Check the straight talk in Sleeping Around and I did not have financial relations with that woman…