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A lottery could help pay off the national debt

March 9, 2013

To the editor: What with the popularity of gambling what it is throughout the world and our country in particular, I cannot for the life of me understand why we do not at least try to “lottery” awa......

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Jaketherattlesnake

Mar-09-13 5:08 AM

We are already doing this. Check your local gas station and give it a try.

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onlythetruth

Mar-09-13 6:58 AM

If its run from Washington the money will never be used to pay down the debt, they'll blow it on pork.

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lightswitch

Mar-11-13 12:14 AM

First the debt does not have to be paid off 100%

Debt is not totally bad. It does need to be controlled and as we see it is not.

No matter what your individual persuasion no one has established what a safe figure should be for this country. That needs to be established ab=nd the figure needs to be met. News flash any tax that gets us to the figure does not have to be forever. The problem comes into play with the politicians that would keep the tax in place. As we have seen thye all have spent Trillions going back to Reagan. Right now we know this the top 2% of wage earners have not created the job they were given the tax credits for. They possess the most money and would feel the pain the least to pay more right now. Jobs are increasing in many sections of the country and the more in the workforce the more volume of taxes. Cape Coral don't you wish you had a "shovel ready project" ready to accept federal funding to put that HUGEEE construction trade to work to tax &

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lightswitch

Mar-23-13 2:28 PM

If it is not run from Washington then where should it be run from? Cape Coral, FL? We have our own pig sty to contend with here! Have we reached a billion dollars yet in this city? We had been 85% of the way there and I am sure we are closer today!

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