Friday, August 25, 2006

Corporate welfare

WILKES-BARRE — City council will help the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino move forward, even though the project is located outside Wilkes-Barre.

At a special meeting Thursday, council voted to apply for state grant funding to assist with the $500 million project in Plains Township. The city will join Plains Township to ask for up to $15 million over the next five years for the casino, a project that Wilkes-Barre council members said would benefit all of Luzerne County.

WTF. This whole gambling thing is supposed to create a never ending stream of tax money not cost the public treasury. A friend of mine recently opened a lawn mower repair business and didn't get a dime of taxpayer money. How did he do it?


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Gort said...

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AboveAvgJane said...


Starting casinos is really really hard and you have to hire all your relatives and friends to sit around and do nothing. but a lawn mower repair business just takes hard work, long hours, know how and some money. Hardly the same thing. (sarcasm)

D.B. Echo said...

I always wondered the same thing about the vast amounts of money that state taxpayers gave to Cabella's to build their sporting-goods version of Disneyland. How do other, smaller, competing sporting goods stores get a piece of the pie?