The would-be socialist paradise that is Massachusetts wants even more of our money. Gov. Patrick is talking casinos. Viking:
Hey, why stop at casinos? Why not bring in some whorehouses which will also "create jobs" and "generate new government revenue." Aside from the social issues and crime that a casino invites, there's the new image of Massachusetts. Old and busted: Plymouth Rock, USS Constitution and Tanglewood. New and hot: slot machines and the "hard eight."
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I do not approve of government-sponsored gambling of any sort, for any reason. The need to define the immoral trumps my libertarian instincts in this case. If MA needs honest jobs in clean businesses, all they have to do is to lower their taxes and the jobs will flow in. At present, they have an outflow of both jobs and people. You could term it a flight from socialism.
Image: The wonderful concept of the Boston Tea Party has long been missing as a Massachusetts icon.