Thursday, March 27, 2008

Casinos Not Dead Yet

Coming from the Governor who promised to veto any kind of Racino bill, it's disappointing to hear from my sources that the Governor was "brainstorming" economic activity in the South Coast that included pushing slots at the race tracks, thereby in effect making real casinos inevitable. That Governor Patrick would go so far to make sure there's casinos, even casinos we couldn't control (because they'd be tribal casinos at that point), is not only despicable, but downright suspicious.

Governor Patrick, the people have spoken. In case you didn't get the memo, we've said a big, fat, resounding NO to casinos. Get over it!

5 comments:

APM said...

The people didn't speak, their representatives did. The people speak when they cast a ballot.

Ryan Adams said...

The people vote for their state representatives every two years, and have had a chance on numerous occasions to rid themselves of representation they weren't thrilled with. Furthermore, the people have phones and can, and in my cases have, used them to call their representatives. Again, the people have spoken.

Anonymous said...

apm, the casino bill is dead. I didn't get to cast a ballot on gay marriage/unions, why should the casino issue be any different? What, are we going to do CPR on the bill or back door the deal (just like everyone is saying DiMasi did) with o.k.ing slots at race tracks? If casinos are to remain only a dark cloud, we have to keep slots illegal. Or it will be rainng casinos in Massachusetts, maybe one next door to you.

Anonymous said...

We can't allow slots at the race tracks. The state must not negotiate a compoact with the Mashpee. No slots in MA = No casino in Middleborough. Casino in Middleborough = Casinos all over the state. Why is Deval so interested in casinos?? Thank god he will be a one term GOV. Give us someone from Massachusetts, who understands our state, please.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't call the vote "resounding", it was actually close 10-8 wasn't it.

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