fuck the lottery its just a way to force education funding onto the backs of the poor so rich people dont have to pay taxes. its so fucked
@dankwraith this presumes poor people are forced to buy lottery tickets.
nobody has ever forced me to buy a lottery ticket.
@icedquinn no shit dumbass but maybe if you used your brain for three seconds you could figure out why you never see a rich guy walk into a 7-11 to buy a scratch off
@dankwraith they would if they sold stocks at 7-11
@dankwraith even better, it all doesn't go directly to the schools, but into some 'fund' that is akin to leaving a cookie jar unattended around toddler politicians.
@dankwraith I never realized money from lotteries went to education.
Is this how it works everywhere?
@grainloom yeah it was a reagan era strategy to increase education funding without raising taxes
it's especially the case in US states that were later to legalize a lotto because that's the pitch you make to get voters on board.
like in Georgia they came up with a lotto funded scholarship for attending in-state colleges called HOPE. whereas other states may just route it to K-12 public schools.
@dankwraith It's also brilliant military style tactics. By creating the illusion of a means of escaping, the chances of the people hemmed in fighting their way out are diminished.
@firstname.lastname@example.org ah yes, what a thoughtful gift
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