Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Worst Public Policy: Casino Gambling

Isn't it pathetic that some Kentucky lawmakers have given up on conventional, effective methods of funding state government and are hanging their hopes on littering the state with out-of-state casinos?

Just got my copy of the non-partisan Kentucky Candidate Information Survey. It includes the following question, posed in the form of a statement for candidates to agree or disagree with, which in my edition goes out to all state candidates in central Kentucky:

"The General Assembly should pass a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos."

The only "undecided" was from the leading supporter of casino gambling in the state, Sen. Ed Worley (D-Richmond).

Worse than trying to sell the idea that casinos will add revenues to the state coffers is hiding your avid support for the bad idea from the people you represent.