Don't gamble with our future
To the Editor:
The ad wants you to believe that a casino is good for Maine, the same as the previous times you’ve been asked the same question. A casino by anyone is bad for Maine. Our economy is bad; jobs are hard to come by. Their timing is expected; get people while they are vulnerable to vote for a “casino.” A casino, any casino is not there to offer jobs, benefits or to help our problems here in the state or communities. It makes no difference if a casino is here in Maine or Connecticut. Casinos are there for them to make money, the house always wins! The fact they are “Maine businessmen” makes no difference because the house always wins! Don’t be fooled Maine!
In their ad it states an economist from U. Maine has said how great this would be for our state. Who paid for this study? The developers? Right! Todd Gabe ... “Google” this name. He is an associate professor at U. Maine. It appears his area of expertise is agri-business and agri-tourism. OK, then! Next. Mainers traveling to Connecticut to gamble can instead stay here to gamble their millions. All for “Maine’s” economy! Right! Maine, a state with one of the lowest per capita incomes and they want us to spend our dollars on gambling! Don’t have us spend money at local or state businesses that employ Maine workers and sell products such as washers, dryers, cars, or clothing, etc. Instead spend that money at a Casino because they will give us everything we need. If you believe that then you still believe in the tooth fairy! Again the house wins and you lose!
Don’t be fooled by their messages of dialing for dollars! Vote "No" on Question One and don’t let “them” gamble with Maine’s future!