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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Lotto fever!

Just how big is the Mega Millions jackpot? At least twice the size of Mitt Romney's fortune.

What are the chances of winning the $540 million? Well, I may have a better chance of winning the White House.

Yet I will probably plunk down some cash by day's end, lured by that elusive pot of gold that seems to perfectly represent the American political mindset: we'll do a lot of ill-advised things in the hope of being able to being unspeakably rich.

That includes voluntarily shelling out cash to the government while rebelling at the thought of paying taxes. And giving a pass on millionaires paying their fair share in the face of unbelievably long odds of joining them.

Maybe Congress should abolish all taxes and replace them with a lottery? Or open a casino? Only problem is there isn't enough cash to pay out jackpots.

I'd wish you luck, but there's not enough of that to go around either.

As for me,  I'll be back here tomorrow. Unless I'm negotiating to purchase a Caribbean island.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there are EBT cards all over the state humming with activity to get some of the grand prize.

March 30, 2012 5:06 AM  
Blogger TyrantII said...

Money is a fungible good. Stay in school anon1.

Conservatives hate the nanny state, unless they love it.

You guys need to stop twisting yourself into logical and foreseeable contradictions. Maybe then Indys will be able to stomach pulling the lever for you (and this social liberal, fiscal conservative, pro liberty "progressive").

March 31, 2012 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been out of school a long time and consistently hate the nanny state. Liberals foster contradictions you know, rail against the way the lottery punishes the poor disproportionately, then the Dems vote in casinos?

April 02, 2012 4:58 AM  

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