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education lottery comment

When people are fooled into approving state lotteries for education what they don't realize is that the monies collected go in, but they don't actually increase education funding.

If the lottery (lootery?) produces say, 100 million dollars for education that would seem great, but all that happens is the state legislators reduce the State's contribution by that amount. There is no real net increase for education, just more money for the state lawmakers to use avoiding tax increases and paying for pet projects to get re-elected. It's a shell game. The more the lottery contributes- the less they fund and have to spend.

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