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1 posted on 12/05/2012 12:39:56 PM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

“You need to spend money so you can make money, boss.”


2 posted on 12/05/2012 12:41:41 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: navysealdad

The first step in getting the Government out of its fiscal crisis, is fire every last one of them that overspent his budget, just like any private business would do.

Then fire every last one of them that did not make a budget. That would empty congress and 95% of Government top staff.

Then rehire and re-elect on the condition that Congress, like the people, HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW. The Lawless bass-turds must go cause they are too fishy.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 12:46:55 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: navysealdad
You get a much better average payout at the billion dollar chip blackjack table. And you get free drinks too.
4 posted on 12/05/2012 12:46:55 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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5 posted on 12/05/2012 12:48:25 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: navysealdad

$30 billion will purchase 15 billion tickets. The odds are 175 million to one, thus insuring 85 payouts if all the possibilities are covered. If the game was not pari-mutual, with a sharing of the jackpot, the minimum jackpot of $40 million would be paid out 85 times, for a total of $3.4 billion. The loss would be $26.4 billion compared to the jackpots. Of course there would be ancilliary payouts of the powerball, 2 of a kind, 4 of a kind with PB, etc. These typically amount to 20 cents on the dollar, so let’s call it another $5.3 billion on the $26 billion remaining, for a total payback of $8.7 billion on an outlay of $30 billion.

That sounds about right. Close enough for government work, that is.
But it’s a lot worse than this, because the jackpots are, in fact, shared, and we haven’t even mentioned that the cash option is significantly discounted.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 12:56:16 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: navysealdad; John Semmens
This is unattributed satire, but I believe it was lifted from our own John Semmens the AZ (Arizona) Conservative.
8 posted on 12/05/2012 12:59:49 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: navysealdad

Is this a joke?

The Achille’s heel of this idea is that people knew they were competing against the government in the lottery, they would quit playing.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 1:00:34 PM PST by Brookhaven (theconservativehand.com - alt2p.com)
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To: navysealdad

I have a better idea: Impeach the admitted foreign born Kenyan for being unconstitutionally elected. Arrest all the libs down the line who were in on this fraud, and replace them with conservatives.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 1:01:30 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: navysealdad

Harry Reed says, “Come to Vegas, suckers!”


13 posted on 12/05/2012 1:08:59 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: navysealdad

The Left tells us that the rich are rich because they have won the lottery of life. Now they want to join in. Of course, they are playing with other people’s money, but what the hell! Other people’s money goes down the same Rat hole.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 1:11:33 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: navysealdad
the federal government would almost certainly win each week's jackpot.

The Fed is not the same as the US Treasury. The US Treasury would have to be the one to buy the lottery tickets. They would have to get the money to do that by borrowing from the Fed. When they won, they would have to pay the Fed back with interest.

15 posted on 12/05/2012 1:27:34 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: navysealdad

Why would the government need to buy lottery tickets? They already win nearly half of every lottery pot ever won, in every lottery in every state, every single time.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 1:29:22 PM PST by Malsua
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To: navysealdad

Is this The Onion?


18 posted on 12/05/2012 1:31:56 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: navysealdad

I had to double check this story wasn’t originally {reported} by the Onion.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 2:25:11 PM PST by exPBRrat
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To: navysealdad

Frankly, I don’t see why the lottery can’t just rip off everyone and declare no winner and offer no excuse for not having a drawing. Take the money and pay down 0bama’s debt... for 4 minutes.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 6:28:39 PM PST by Rodamala
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