What taxpayers?

So looking at the ProJo this morning, this is what the homepage shows:


There are SOOOOO many things I could say about these two headlines, but I’ll just say this: With unemployment at 10%, which taxpayers exactly will be bailing out Twin River? What happens when we run out of taxpayers?

OK, I’m gonna say one more thing:

PROVIDENCE - With a crucial financial deadline for Twin River now a week away, House Speaker William J. Murphy said the point has come where “we have to look at all the options to make sure that our third-largest source of revenue is protected,” and that includes a potential state buyout of the Lincoln track-and-slot parlor.

THIRD LARGEST SOURCE OF REVENUE!? That’s like me trying to pay my rent with scratch tickets.

The Providence Journal: State buyout of Twin River possible
The Providence Journal: Rhode Island unemployment rate hits 10 percent


3 Responses to What taxpayers?

  1. Jen Coleslaw January 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    That is well and truly insane. Didn’t we subsidize this piece of crap project in the first place somehow?

  2. Soren January 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Tell me again how it is a revenue source if we have to pay for it?

  3. Jef Nickerson January 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Tell me again how it is a revenue source if we have to pay for it?

    You pay a dollar and they give you a ticket. You use a penny and scratch off the foil and sometimes you win two dollars so you can buy two more tickets… Oh, wait, are you talking about Twin River?

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