Those two tracks - Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park and Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere - employ about 1,000 workers and give millions of dollars in gambling revenue to the state.According to the state's own figures, the entire racing industry in Massachusetts - horse and car included - employ 707 people. There's maybe 350-400 people working at Wonderland and Raynham tops, many of those part-timers.
That's only the most egregious example, not the most offensive. Let's quickly talk sub heading:
Support remains, but Patrick, top lawmakers back off.Let me get this straight, Patrick's not supporting it, DiMasi's not supporting it and no major Beacon Hill leader right now is openly pushing for it... yet support remains? Where?
Shouldn't the story be "Patrick, top lawmakers back off casino support?" Isn't that the story, along with the fact that the entire casino industry's going belly under? Why the need to insist that "support remains?" It sounds like the Globe is trying too hard. If there was so much support to begin with, wouldn't we have casinos already?
Like I said, utter crap - or an agenda. Pick your poison.