A losing bet, part 75
It's been a long time since I bored you with my opposition to the state's new law legalizing slots machines, so here goes: The PG has a great op-ed today outlining the hypocrisy of the governor and General Assembly in approving the law, as well as all the reasons why slots won't reduce taxes or grow the state's economy. The tone of the piece is a bit too moralistic for my taste, but it makes all the right points. It also notes that voters in Michigan recently denied racetrack owners the ability to put in slots at their tracks. That reminds me that Pennsylvania had a reasonable compromise available to it between opponents and proponents of expanded gambling: limit slots to racetracks, where gambling already exists. But that just didn't provide the same opportunities for influence-peddling, I guess.