Category: Gambling

Left-Wing Mayor Wants to Trade Addictions for Revenue

Written by David E. Smith

Addictions to help mitigate decades of irresponsible political spending? It’s preposterous, but that is out-going left-wing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s prescription to reduce (not solve) the nagging pension crisis.

Emanuel and others like him think that hooking Illinois citizens into vices like marijuana and casino gambling is a legitimate way to realize new revenue sources. Of course, ill-gotten gains from dope and gambling are inadequate in-and-of-themselves and require spendthrift politicians to increase our gasoline tax by 20-30 cent per gallon to feed their insatiable spending habits.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: An Addiction Problem in the Making

Written by David E. Smith

With the November election just a month away, this podcast is especially timely! Joining Monte Larrick this week is Anita Bedell, executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems. ILCAAAP is committed to preventing problems caused by alcohol, other drugs, and gambling by means of public information and education, as well as legislation.

Anita Bedell and Monte discuss the dangers, deceptive promotion, and miniscule financial benefits of proposed gambling expansion in Illinois.… Continue Reading

Illinois: Saturated in Vice

Written by Benjamin Smith

In this week’s edition of our weekly podcast, Monte Larrick talks with Anita Bedell, the executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems (ILCAAAP).  Anita and Monte discuss Gambling and Marijuana and their effects on revenue and taxes in Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers are once again considering legislation to expand gambling.  The proposal before the Illinois General Assembly is sponsored by Illinois Senators Terry Link (D-Gurnee), Dave Syverson (R-Rockford), Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Donne Trotter (D-Chicago).… Continue Reading

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