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Cole Ward 
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Re: “Vermont House to Appoint First-Ever Ethics Panel

If we are talking about ethics, why not start with Vermont's crooked lottery and the deceptive practices they use to rob a segment of our society of their hard earned money ,all in the name of education. When in fact ,proceeds from the lottery account for only 1% of Vermont's education budget!!. The Crooked lottery preys on the poor ,the working poor, and the elderly. It is merely a back door tax on this segment of Vermonter's . The ones who can least afford it. The harm caused by the lottery ,far out weighs any perceived good the politicians would have You believe it does. . It hurts our economy, robs the poor, the working poor and the elderly. The lottery sells to our minor children ,in hopes of creating the next generation of addicted gamblers. The lottery lies about the odds on the backs of scratch tickets therefore committing fraud each time a ticket is sold. Where is Willie sorrel on this one?? He would be all over any other business that did this!!. The lottery is responsible for a higher crime rate in Vermont. The lottery causes stress related illnesses. The list goes on.I say follow Texas lead!! They are exploring getting rid of the lottery. We should be first and shut down Vermonts crooked lottery. Lets set the example for the rest of the country. The late Senator John Finn said at the lotteries inception that it was a regressive tax, and a bad idea. Get rid of the lottery!!!

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Posted by Cole Ward on 01/15/2015 at 1:15 AM

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