July 04, 2008

How NOT to Fund State Government

Dave Johnson wrote about Arnold's latest proposal for finding new funds delivering services to Californians:

The lottery under the Governor's new borrowing plan may be fast becoming one more gimmick to avoid taxing the rich and big corporations. (Not to mention paying out millions upon millions in debt interest for years and years to those with the means to loan the state these billions.)

Indeed. Here was the comment I left on his post:

Encouraging more gambling to fund our essential services is a bad policy. So many people gamble because they think that is the only way to get a piece of the good life.

Too bad they no longer can believe that a good education and working hard will provide a better future for themselves or their children. What was once the bedrock of the American dream has proven to be an illusion and now the only hope the little guy has to get ahead is to have Lady Luck smile on him. That is today's California (morally bankrupt) promise to its citizens.

Posted by Mary at July 4, 2008 08:19 AM | CA State Politics | Technorati links |

I don't believe gambling money goes to our schools. It would be great from a money point if it did,but raising taxes on those with six figure incomes and up is the best way to go.

Posted by: brian at July 4, 2008 12:54 PM

The same goes for all services. Yes, you can raise money from the lottery,but most times it's not enough,not to mention gambling problems.

Posted by: brian at July 4, 2008 12:56 PM