I’ve seen these problems everywhere, not just in the military, causing broken homes, suicide, bankruptcy, drunk driving, and the list goes on. I’m sure you have heard the saying, “The house always wins”. Yes, and that “house” is the casino.
Guess who the losers are? We, the taxpayers of the state. MA, CT, NJ, and RI already have big problems, let’s not jump off the cliff with them. Look at Las Vegas, they don’t call it “Sin City” for nothing.
As one gets older and wiser, you see the damage gambling does, how many people get hurt; how much it costs the taxpayer; plus all the problems. As I mentioned earlier; it’s just not where New Hampshire needs to go. I’ve seen these people on a payday night lose their whole monthly paycheck, haven’t even paid the rent yet, and then have no money for food. What do the spouse and children do until next payday?
I agree that, in the legislature, party affiliation should not deter us from doing the right thing, in the best interest of our constituents. I truly believe, that the best interest of the state of New Hampshire in regards to this gambling issue is to vote Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL), kill: the gambling portion in the proposed budget, HB-665, and SB-152. Send all three of these pieces of legislation to the trash bin.
I urge you to contact all State Representatives, and State Senators, and ask them to Not support any gaming legislation.
(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)