The Republicans now own the Education Lottery. What will they do with it?
Thinking back to the battle over starting up state-sponsored gambling here in North Carolina, I seem to recall a hell of a lot of Republicans who swore up and down they'd do anything necessary to end that evil scourge. It was a moral issue, they said, and I for one agreed with them.
Fast forward to 2013, with those same Republicans now calling the shots in both houses of the General Assembly and the Governor's office. Those oh-so-moral men finally have the chance to put an swift and brutal end to the lottery. Will they? It probably depends on which they hate more: taxes, poor people, or teachers. From where I sit, it looks like they hate all three, and will therefore keep the lottery in place.
Time will soon tell whether these are truly moral men. I'm guessing not.
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