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Oh My…We Have A Long Way To Go

IMG_1275An article caught my eye as Pennsylvania’s new governor has floated another idea for a new tax.  He’d like to tax lottery winnings.  The Feds already tax the winnings, but apparently the state wants their piece also.  This is not an anti-tax post, but part of the newspaper article stunned me (see photograph).

Here we have a 40-something woman who claims to purchase $300.00 worth of lottery tickets every week.  Okay let me repeat that…she spends $3oo every freaking week to buy a chance to win big bucks and she seems to be driven by the fact that she won $2,500 a few years ago.  So she spends over $15,000 a year to win $2,500 every couple of years.  My God do we need to teach economics in our schools though it’s obviously far too late for this lady.

It’ll Help Seniors

There once was a story about a Gov. named Ed, poor Philadelphia man, mostly kept his state in red, then one day he was spendin’ out his a#%, and out from the ground game a hissin gas…Marcellus that is, natural gas, Pennsylvania cash…

If it helps that introduction sort of goes with the Beverly Hillbillies theme song [a show on TV Land for those of you under forty].