Monday, January 07, 2008

Baccarat Will Save Us All

Governor Charlie Crist has a plan to solve Florida's budget deficit. Everyone plays and loses at baccarat.

Crist clearly is hoping that the prospect of the state drawing a much-needed cash infusion from baccarat, black jack and other games the deal would okay at tribal casinos will eventually wear down opposition. House Speaker Marco Rubio, R-West Miami, has sued Crist saying he overstepped his authority in approving the compact without seeking approval from the Legislature, with arguments before the Florida Supreme Court set for Jan. 30.

The budget shortfall will be $2 billion for 2008 and it could get be worse if the housing market continues to tank. Sen. Burt Saunders, R-Naples warns, "Our 2009 budget is not going to be any better." The gambling deal with the Seminoles will only bring an estimated $100 million to the state.

I'm on the fence about gambling. If people choice to blow their money that is up to them. If I was Governor, I would probably make the Seminole deal before the Interior Department gave approval without Florida getting a dime. Thankfully, we have Republicans using tax dollars to fight the deal in court. Thank God for fiscal conservatism.

I wish Crist would not sell the gambling deal as the answer to all fiscal foes. It's dishonest and will only put him in a bigger hole when voters wise up. Crist made the same mistake overselling property tax reform. Then again, Crist is an economic iliterate.

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At January 08, 2008 2:01 PM , Blogger Vox Populi said...

exactly. They sold it to NC by saying: SC has it and NC people are taking their money to SC. They sold it to others with the school dollars LOL.

Yes it will save us all. I saw the first billboard promoting his goofy property tax ideas. Was going to fast to photo it on 275. Blogging it and this later .. hopefully.
good post.
OH, I'm not really against gambling. I agree it's up to people what they do with their money. (in that sense) However, it's a real bad sign when the 1-800 I admit signs for help with gambling addiction are up BEFORE the fucking casinos even get here.
Not to mention what they are doing trying to steal my property. Which, they will never get if they're not more polite REAL REAL soon.
Losers. You'd think that x number of idiots all together would occasionally come up with ONE good idea but nope, they only think to play on the weakness of good people. And that's indelible ink against them.
Very bad karma.


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