Casinos a bad idea

To the Times of Ti:

I’m disappointed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava support having casinos in Upstate New York. The area is already economically depressed and is in need of real jobs! A casino is just another way for people to throw away money that they don’t have, get behind on their bills or payments, and seek out help paying off their debt after recklessly losing what little money they had in the casino. It would lead to bankruptcy, job losses, and higher crime rates. We don’t need that here!

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Supervisor Scozzafava are really concerned about enhancing the state’s economy, they would try getting back the manufacturing jobs that have been lost all across the country, working on tax cuts for the small business owners, and getting farmers better prices for the food and milk they work so hard to produce.

I hope common sense will prevail and that our elected officials all across the state will forget about opening up casinos and focus on creating some real income producing jobs.

Glen Buell, Crown Point

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