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Municipalities Need Yes Vote On Casino Gaming

November 1, 2013

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Nov-04-13 10:16 PM

Again, I see a lot of heated rhetoric and childish name calling but no real numbers or facts to back anyone's position. How do we know the tax expenditures exceed intake when a casino is present in a locality? How do we know that gambling addiction grows when you build more casinos. Could it be that it stays at the same level but just expands in area? I don't know! Who does? To dredge up an old canard, "Where's the beef?"

What do the experts, the sociologists and political scientists say about this? And why are their voices not being heard?

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Nov-02-13 10:42 AM

Independent studies confirm that more gambling means more crime. In fact, Nevada spends more money per capita than any other state for law enforcement services. Right here in Florida, 35% of problem gamblers admit to committing crimes in order to support their addiction. The cost of additional law enforcement, losses to individuals and insurance companies, and services for victims means higher taxes for all of us.

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Nov-02-13 8:35 AM

all the comments seem to see right through this stupid letter. Why did the JPJ publish this political campaign poster? Who sends money to letter writers? and how much?

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Nov-02-13 8:32 AM

Norman P. Green, You are dumber than a box of rocks! You naïve, silly goose you! It costs taxpayers between $9- $11 in damage repairs for each $1 that comes in taxes from casinos (extra police, extra hospital, extra emt's & ambulance, extra therapy for the dopes that gamble, extra control for drunkards that end up on the highways, etc etc,). You poor poor silly naïve fool. Even you Norman can do the math (example week: $500,000 in tax revenues, and taxpayers are on the hook for 4.7 million in damage control) "Dai-yeee!" = [dah]

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Nov-01-13 4:24 PM

But wait!! News Flash: It'll create JOBS! More social workers, more police, more more MORE! Isn't this what we want?

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Nov-01-13 3:57 PM

All gambling does is tax the poor by giving them "false hope", and lines the pockets of the rich operators and the taxpayers are left with the mess. Vote NO.

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Nov-01-13 1:28 PM

No----your taxes will raise so that we can give therapy to help gamblers that cannot quit. No win here.

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Nov-01-13 10:05 AM

Neither will Fracking Catman but you're paid to promote it.

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Nov-01-13 9:49 AM

Really? More casinos mean less traffic through our area. More casinos mean less money in the pockets of ny residents who foolishly waste their money going to casinos. SAY NO!

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Nov-01-13 7:44 AM

Norm is a Kool-Aid drinker. He actually believes Herr Cuomo has our best interest at heart. More casinos = more social problems. It won't benefit anyone in this state.

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Nov-01-13 7:43 AM

green needs to get a real job. this guy is one of many reasons the county is in the shape it's in. i will contribute $5 for his relocation expenses out of state. a true idiot.

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Nov-01-13 6:54 AM

Normy, have you ever drank soda on a really really hot day? You know what it does to you? It drains your energy, it dehydrates faster. This said, it'll be more of a drain on our economy. Policing, hospitals, etc. If those casinos are built out of the area, then we will see even more money spent elsewhere, not Chautauqua County. Are you out of your mind? There is a reason NO is in casiNO

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