Do you believe this? It’s true, the newspaper headlines are screaming….”tensions are rising”, “time is running short”, both sides are preparing to do battle”, “House and Senate leaders are puzzled.” All of this over some legislation to turn parts of Massachusetts into a Hell hole the likes of Las Vegas. I’ve challenged the idea for decades, it was a bad idea years ago and it still is, but the knuckleheads of Beacon Hill still think the way to keep the economy bubbling is to prove the old adage…a fool and his money are soon parted. Yup….gambling casinos and slot machines which breed on losers and still, even reasonably intelligent political types believe this would be like taking candy from a baby; because it would be!!!
I have friends and probably family members as well who love going to casinos. some of them can afford it, some of them can’t, but all of them are losers because lets face it, the one-arm bandits (slot machines) got their name how? You lose, and for the lawmakers of this state to think they can bail the state out of financial woes on the backs of these people, to say nothing of the criminal element that strolls in under the guise of legalized gambling, is disgraceful.
Casinos? Maybe, but certainly not in my backyard. (nimby) Slot machines at gambling sites all over the state? Never! This would be the biggest mistake this Commonwealth could make, unless of course properly run by organized crime figures and not the wanna-be OC types on Beacon Hill.