Jeff Wattrick has a piece this morning about attaching job creation to casino expansion. And, how the issue really comes down to a fight between existing casino operators and people who want a piece of what they've got (public good be damned! ... and, by the way, here we remind that Proposal 1, which limited the expansion of gaming in the state, was a ballot initiative designed on behalf of mostly the Tribe that owns the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort right here in Mt. Pleasant to undo an expansion of slot gaming at race tracks, without which operators of those archaic businesses claimed years ago they'd all be out of business by now).
Everything “creates jobs.” It’s always an intellectually dishonest argument. Cut taxes and you’ll create jobs because people will spend more disposable income and businesses will require more labor to keep up with the marginal increase in demand. Raise taxes to build new schools and you’ll create jobs because someone will be hired to build the schools. Subsidize an arena for Hunger Games-like gladiator matches and you’ll create jobs. You’ll also thin out the labor pool. That’s a win-win for the jobs agenda!
Do something because the thing itself is worth doing, not because some political flak waves the bloody shirt about jobs.
True to an extent, but he's clearly never watched the show, "Pawn Stars." Half the people who turn up with various family heirlooms gaffled from grandmaw's estate say, when interviewed outside about their expectations, say they need the money for a night on the town ... right before they usually take the first offer tendered. Without people driven by greed and stupidity in Las Vegas, Chumlee might have to find real work! Also, my old boss posted this to Facebook a few weeks ago:
Is their research that shows a loansharking... er, check-cashing business is better served by paying a desperate guy minimum wage to parade around like an ass than sitting down with a media specialist and developing a real advertising campaign?
Check cashing places provide important off-season sources of employment for people who during tax season get work dressing up like the Statue of Liberty in front on tax preparation places and who during Christmas sit by their phones waiting on that call for when the first string Santa shows up too drunk for work.
Won't someone think of the important pawn and payday loan industries?