Monday, July 30, 2007

Jonathan Miller Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

As I think about Treasurer Jonathan Miller bragging on television Saturday how great he has done getting financial literacy taught in the schools and about how casino gambling in the state will solve $500 million or more worth of Kentucky problems each year, two things seem worth bringing up.

One, does Miller realize all the other states around us without casinos are hearing the same argument that they need casinos to keep their own gamblers at home?

And two, if we taught Kentucky kids financial literacy in school they would know the odds and we could let the other states gamble themselves silly while our young people slowly and steadily build up real money in their retirement accounts.

It's not the government's job to keep us poor and stupid.