To the Editor:
Pat, your argument against gaming was that the state would come back later saying they would need more money from gaming to pay for employees, their pensions and other expenses. You stated the state would raise taxes in the future to pay for gaming. If this is true, do you think the state is going to raise taxes only for communities that have gaming? No. If there is a rise in taxes to pay for gaming in the future, Carpentersville will be paying for something they never had any profit from.
Paul, you brought up the subject about the crime rate going up if gaming is allowed. Have you been in touch with the communities such as Elgin and asked them how they can allow their riverboat gambling with the crime rate running so high? What crime rate running so high? The next time anyone wants to hold a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to send kids to play baseball, remember that is gambling and the crime rate will go up.
It was also brought up during the meeting about the mob if gaming is allowed. Has anyone contacted Rosemont, Elgin, Davenport, Iowa, and Tunica, Miss., and asked them how much influence the mob has?
Finally when it comes time to hand out grants, money for road, bridges and other items, who do you think will receive the larger amount of funds? I would think that communities that helped bail the state out will receive the lion’s share.
Lake in the Hills