Monday, August 2, 2010

Betting on casinos's?

In what can only be described as dysfunctional, House Speaker DeLeo has shown why he should be replaced as speaker of the house. His refusal to make a reasonable deal with Deval shows us how little the man cares about the whole state and not just his back yard. I side with Deval on this one as it would just create more problems and less revenue going DeLeo's way, with slots at dog tracks. One destination resort casino would do this state just fine and I had hoped the Indians would have just done it already. And after years of debate over this, it boiled down to the last minute of the last day the legislature was is in. Reason number 1 for voters to oust all reps who continue to support such inaction.


At August 2, 2010 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Angry Voter said...

Whether you are for Casino’s or not, I hope you are paying attention to this as voters everyone. These people spent all this time crafting a bill that they knew the Governor had already said he would veto. That is a waste of time, and my taxes pay for their time. I say we dock them for every single minute they spent putting this piece of crap bill together.

At August 2, 2010 at 1:18 PM , Blogger Defeated in Fram. said...

Building casinos means jobs for construction workers here while they build them, and them jobs for others to staff them. Suck it up people. What other industry options do we have to get that many Bay State residents employed? You either want jobs, or you don’t. If the casino is the only game in town, then I think we have to play that game. These legislators knew Patrick was not going to pass anything with more than on Racino, and that is because there is no job creation in Racino’s. I agree with Patrick. We would not choose a casino as a new business if there was a choice to make, but since they are the only ones looking to open here, then we need to get this moving, and the legislators are dragging their feet which means I am out of work longer. They should have to answer for that.

At August 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can’t they just make this a bill for one casino now, one of those resort ones Pillsbury talks about here. And then when they come back after their long vacation, figure out the rest of this? At least it would get something moving in this state. Something is better than nothing?

At August 2, 2010 at 2:16 PM , Blogger 6th Middlesex constituent said...

How many other things did they not get done in the race to get this casino bill done, only to send the governor a bill that had in it exactly what he said he would not sign? Did they think he was kidding?

At August 2, 2010 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Frank S. said...

DeLeo is the leader of the pack, but the rest of them are just as guilty. How did Richardson vote on this? Curious if she just followed the rest of them blindly down a road they knew was going to get them nowhere. I am betting she did.

At August 2, 2010 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Derek said...

Does that indian casino in Fall River get killed now because of this, or is that a separate deal? When will that one be built?

At August 3, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Harry said...

Does this mean no casino ever, or no casino for XX years, or just no casino until their vacation is over and they come back and spend more time working on this same issue again?

At August 4, 2010 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Deval has pulled the latest compromise. DeLeo will not bend on the slots at the race tracks. Murray doesn't want any slots, but did compromises and allow two, but these are no bids contracts, very bad for our State.

It seems unlikely that the House will come back this summer and it appears there are not enough votes to override Deval anyway.

The Indians have been silent so far and I still hope they will do something in Fall River, despite the Beacon Hill log jamb.

Reasonable minds would have allowed just one resort casino now... but as we witness, DeLeo has dug in his heels are refuses to budge on slots.

So many things did not get done because of the casino bill and some voters know that.


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