Skip to comments.NAACP Demands End to Lotto Because It's Racist
Posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
Juanita Wallace, the president of the NAACP Dallas Chapter: Its the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and its not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,
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3.) The liberatarian in me suggests that anyone who wants to run a lottery be allowed to do so.
Wassa matta, Juanita? Yo constituency not able to throw some change yo NAACP way because they too busy playin the numbas?
If they are too dumb to understand the odds, they are too stupid to actually have control over any money. Take it from them and give it to rich people who can make something from it.
Think of it as Stimulus money Juanita. Every week or so tens of millions of dollars are pumped into the economy.
On the surface, that’s a really good idea. But you don’t need a lottery to gather money from a neighborhood to return money back to the neighborhood (after someone takes a cut for “administration costs”). You just need an organizer to do the job. Dare I suggest a “community organizer”?
Truth be known, the lottery isn’t the problem. It’s just a symptom of the problem. The problem is that we have taught generations of people of all races that they can get something for nothing.
At least once per semester, I ask my classes whether any of them would like to be a millionaire. I then show them how they can use the same amount of money as most Texans waste on lottery tickets and grow it into a million dollars over their projected lifespan. And I’m lucky if one student per year actually gets excited by the idea. Most aren’t willing to look that far forward.
Roberts' Court OKs new law
It's Law! Every Tenth Lotto Jackpot Must Go To Black
Congressional Black Caucus legislation was given little chance but. . . .
-—Lotteries are for the mathematically-impaired.-—
C’mon man, spending a couple bucks a week on the lottery is the only thing left of the American Dream.
They are paying for the daydream. Let them have this small pleasure.
It is not the poor, its a tax on the math challenged. Just happens that math challenged people are often poor.
There is also “stupidism.”
Of course, Mother Nature is the original “stupidist.”
It is a tax on poor, dumb people for being poor and dumb. But I don’t think the poor dumb people who buy fistfuls of lottery tickets every week will appreciate being told by their “leaders” what is good for them.
And End to Lotto...cause it is RACIST!??? My god...I thought those were AMISH buying them...
View all of these slides and then let me know what you notice about them. Sorry about the ad, but it’s only 15 seconds or so. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-thunderstorms-knock-out-power-across-region-leaving-2-dead/2012/06/30/gJQAsw5jDW_gallery.html#photo=1
It isn't racist...but it is a tax on people poor at math.
I remember a local race hustler here in Atlanta bleating a similar thing last year, saying how unfair it is that it’s mostly middle class white kids benefiting from the Hope Scholarship. Called it “Bankhead paying for Buckhead”. Except instead of ending the state lotto, he wanted the money to go to low income community development (which, presumably, would be oversaw by “community leaders” like himself)....
I play the lotto. I am white. How do they relegate that?
Lottery ‘Undignified’ Way to Raise Revenue—Reagan
February 11, 1986|From a Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON President Reagan said Monday that he is “sorry” California has adopted a statewide lottery, calling it “a little bit undignified” for a state to rely on gambling as a means of raising revenue.
“I don’t exactly like the idea of government engaging in gambling,” Reagan said at a luncheon with regional editors and broadcasters when asked about the increasing number of states adopting lotteries to raise money for education and other purposes. California voters approved a lottery in November, 1984.
Reagan noted that a lottery had been discussed when he was governor of California from 1967 to 1975, and suggested that he opposed the idea then as well.
“Call me a prude if you want to,” he said, “but I just think there’s something a little bit undignified in appealing to people’s desire to gamble (for a state) to raise its revenues.”
Reagan, who has generally opposed federal tax increases, said states “ought to be able to raise (revenues) the legitimate way.”
When members of the NAACP hit the lotto they act just like Obama when he won the Presidency.
They try to spend it all at one time.
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