Letter: Status quo isn’t working
The chance of a casino went down in flames recently. It would have brought in a great deal of money to our state. I do not gamble, not interested. However, I did support the casino.
State lawmakers have also voted down a cigarette tax and a gasoline tax and do not want a sales or income tax. My question to them: Where are you going to get the needed revenue to keep necessary services? You cannot keep dumping your responsibility on the towns and property taxpayers. The apex of what can be afforded has been reached.
The argument against the casino, along with other lame excuses, was that it would cause addicted people family problems. Really! Well, we better vote in Prohibition, because a lot of people who drink are addicted and are causing more problems than a casino ever would. So, you better stop selling booze and close all the liquor stores while you are at it.
The Legislature has outlived its usefulness. We need some fresh ideas under the gold dome, folks who can think outside the box. The status quo is not working. The New Hampshire Advantage! What advantage?
SANDRA L. MORRISON