Alberta's Wildrose party proposes lottery to fund NHL arenas
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01-03-2013, 10:58 PM
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Don't current digital lottery games and other similar gambling devices generate revenue that goes towards public services like health care?
Simply adding more machines will siphon gambling cash used for other more important expenses.
Not a bad idea, in theory. Better than corporate welfare cheques from municipal governments. Too bad neither of Alberta's two main political parties can be trusted to handle something like this. The right-wingers in the Wild Rose Party, for ideological reasons, will find a way to privatize the profits and socialize the losses once the arena is actually built, while the Tory crooks in power now will give the profits to Redford's relatives and the bills to Albertans.
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