Lottery taxes show entitlement mentality at work

2013-08-26T00:00:00Z Lottery taxes show entitlement mentality at work
August 26, 2013 12:00 am

With the recent explosion of lottery prizes, I have pondered the plight of the winners.

Individuals put up their own earned money to purchase a lottery ticket. When they are fortunate enough to win, the government "grand theft unit" springs into action. Without doing anything, government entities proceed to confiscate more than half of the winnings.

This display of legalized theft shows the "entitlement attitude" of all government -- do nothing and collect a paycheck.

Maybe this is why, in the United States, we have this growing attitude of entitlement that we will do nothing and the duplicity of government programs will serve to finance our needs. The day is coming when those pulling the cart will recognize the folly of their ways and jump into the cart with the nonproductive crowd.

What will happen when that day arrives and there is no one to pull (finance) those in the cart? Do not worry, "Obamanomics" will kick in and take care of everything!

- Douglas Ziemak, St. John

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