Re: Questionable Donation - NOT!
Everett Holm (Everett@POBOXES.COM)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 08:41:21 -0800
OH NO, not the C word. It all depends on where you are from. I happen to
live in a state where gambling has been legal long before any of these
other states found out what it was about. Yes, its the Great State of
Nevada. And in all honestly, our local non-profits have no problems
accepting contributions from the casinos. We've even held annual council
recognition dinners at the casinos (no not in the gaming areas, but they do
have very nice banquet facilities).
It's also great because I pay no income taxes, an average sales tax, lower
than average property taxes and it's all because of our tourism industry.
Now I guess if I had a problem with gambling revenues helping to keep my
tax budget low, I would have to move to neighboring California where I
could have the opportunity to pay an income tax, higher sales taxes and
higher property taxes :-( Oh but wait, California has race tracks and the
lotto paying their taxes. It's going to be pretty tough to find a state
without some form of legalized gaming that would be safe to move to so you
would not benefit from the taxes it brings in (Utah is one, I am unaware of
Now someone will make the counter attacks of the drawbacks of the industry,
but what industry doesn't have its drawbacks? And I won't even mention
another industry legal in Nevada that has made contributions to the SME
campaigns over the years. The fact remains that the industry is and has
been legal and the same obviously goes for your state now as well.
Accept the money, say thank you and put it to good use.
At 03:30 PM 2/12/97 +0000, you wrote:
>There's a Girl Scout council up here that has been offered a substantial
>over one million dollars and maybe as much as 5 million. The money will
>for camp facility repair and other worthy projects.
>Sounds good, right? Well, the donor is a casino.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City