Let's put slot machines in whore houses too

Gov. Pat Quinn wants some major changes in Illinois' casino/gaming bill, saying that he'll veto the bill that the Legislature sent him.

He's got some good points:

.... Quinn said he would not allow gambling at racetracks, the state fairgrounds, or at Midway or O'Hare International Airports, as the current legislation proposes.The governor also wants to ban campaign contributions from gambling licenseholders and managers and beef up oversight of a Chicago casino with the Illinois Gaming Board. He is calling for changing the tax structure that increases breaks, saying it short-changes education.

If we must have more gambling in Illinois (the BS line: "It's for the kids' education."), then I suppose Quinn's changes are in order. But, we'd still have thousands of new video gambling positions (slot machines) in the state, feeding off the destructive and addictive human vice of gambling. If this is the solution to the state's financial crisis, then why stop with gambling?

Let's go for legalized prostitution, complete with bestiality. We'd make a pile of money with that. Hard drugs too. Enough gambling/flesh pot/opium parlors and maybe we could repeal the Democratic state income tax hike.

The libertarian in me says go for it. The decent, caring human being in me says no to the idea of solving our problems by encouraging human frialaties. The realist in me says that the gambling thing is just another invitation for more corruption, Chicago/Illinois style.

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  • If you are serious with regard to the second paragraph after the block quote, I can go along with legalized prostitution (not the bestiality), so long as it is kept hygienic, like it is outside of Vegas. No reason why one finds out what was available only after Tom Dart busts a massage parlor, when it is too late. If properly regulated, you also wouldn't have the teen white slavery, of which Dart also alleges.

    As far as drugs, may as well legalize and tax pot, although the Obama administration seems to be cracking down on those who grow or distribute it, despite state laws permitting it. Remember what I said about the Commerce Clause decision in that regard?

    The above aren't so radical, in that an author of a book on Prohibition said that the reason it was repealed was not so much about the organized crime, but that the Depression hit and the government needed the tax money.

    In the meantime, I previously said elsewhere that while I can see Emanuel's point that the casino revenue is going to Hammond, there has to be a point of diminishing returns, and I am sure that Lou Lang and Cullerton have gone way beyond it.

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