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sergius64295 karma

So - how destructive is the lottery compared to other gambling games?

sergius6470 karma

I guess I meant as far as gambling addiction. Sounds like it's less destructive than the casinos or betting on races because people can't play it all day and night?

sergius6442 karma

I mean... do we really have the money? Seems like the current budget deficit is gigantic and sovereign debt is ever growing - with our interest payments approaching the size of our defense budget. How exactly do we get the extra money for this? Seems like this requires a giant tax increase on Middle and Upper classes in order to subsidize the Lower class - and... how do you sell that?

sergius6418 karma

Wow... sounds pretty bad!

sergius6410 karma

Well, feels like you're kinda making general statements when this is really a mathematical problem. Show how a wealth tax could possibly be enough and then maybe people can start coming around on this issue.