Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Think It's Real This Time?

If you read the papers today or watched the news they are talking about the Casinos again in Sullivan County. In a nutshell, there is a movement to get the Federal Government to approve off reservation casinos on an individual basis. Across the country, there are politicians who want them and there are politicians who don't.

The problem is any decision in the past had to cover all of the possible locations in the whole country. So it never could pass. Changing that to approve them on an individual basis is a smarter way to look at it. Some places could actually be improved with the addition of casinos.

Can anyone deny that we need the jobs now? If it is crime that people are worried about - I think we kind of have that already, don't we? Most of it is probably because of the lack of jobs. The rest of it is because of a lack of "brung up". That slang phrase - if you never heard it before - means a lack of morals because no one taught you any better.

Let's give the casino approach a try. They have talking about them for the Catskills since the seventies and Sullivan County has been on the downslide since the seventies.

It's time to try something new. - Let's create a job for a change of pace.


Joe Bubel said...

Something is wrong here. I can actually AGREE with you. Next thing you know, we'll be having a beer together.

If people researched average salaries of casino workers, I think they'd be pleasantly surprised. The starting salary of a Blackjack dealer at Turning Stone, is about $42,000 (last I checked)

Bullhorner said...

Hey Joe, even a clock with a dead battery is right twice a day...lol You are finally seeing the light...lol

I keep working on ya.