Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Where in the World

do you put a state run casino if you're the state of Minnesota? At the horse track, of course. Which to me makes no sense.

Setting aside my opinion about whether we actually need any more gambling establishments here (that opinion is no, especially when the state is running it), why build a damn casino right next to one already operating? To compete for the same customers that are going to Mystic Lake? Why not place the thing somewhere else in the metro, say, Plymouth or Maple Grove? That way gamblers in the northwest metro don't have to go all the way to Shakopee to indulge.

In any case if the people of the state of Minnesota want more money spent on government that what the current tax system brings in, the proper solution is to suck it up and raise taxes to cover the spending. Better yet, don't spend the extra money in the first place.

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