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Posted On: 2019-01-05 14:27:40
Is Lottery a positive or negative?
What do you think about Lottery? Does it benefit the society because some of the funds goto Public education or does it harm the society since it wastes the Money of 99.9999% of the People based on a false hope? Keeping in mind as well noted in attached Video, most sales with Lottery have actually seen a reduction in Money going to Public Education!
Simply put: what would Jesus say and do about Lottery?
It is negative because it is just one time. The lottery cannot help us in a long term journey of our life. The rich dont trust on lotteries, they just trust on the hardwork they have to for success. There is no substitute to hardwork and hence we had to work to gain. There is well said that "NO PAIN NO GAIN".
did you actually read this question! The question is really beyond whether you win Lottery or not, but whether it is the right thing to fund your Higher eduction with Lottery sales, as is the argument used in USA to promote Lottery, or whether we should not depend College education to sale of Lottery but to instead fund higher education from general Taxation as they do in Germany, Sweden, etc, where college education is Free vs $100,000+ in USA where it is funded by Lottery sales.
Well... I spent huge amounts ($150 a month) on lottery tickets? Do I win anything? Probably not. But I can tell you why I do it.. Simply because of the fact that there is a tiny chance of me becoming a millionaire and I finally can afford a Lamborghini.
In my personal opinion there is no good or bad. Gambling actual gives people hope and try their luck of getting fast money.Some make it but most of the people do not make it the probability is very low to win in gambling. Occasions gambling in buying a sweep ticket will cause no harm
That is obvious. The deeper question that OP is asking, is whether it is appropo to argue for Lottery as the basis for funding Public education which has been its key argument and selling point in US. Or whether we should fund Colleges via general Taxation and make them free for Taxes people pay, as they do in most of European countries?
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I agree @nursingwritings. It all comes down to what the individual feels. I sometimes like to gamble and play a scratch game....or two...lol. I win a little here and there, but I keep in mind that it is just that.......a game.
I think the issues is not that "Is Lottery a positive or negative" on itself, that can be debated. But that as the John Oliver Video states the reason given for it by the states that offer is that it is a source of funding public education in USA, and that is Bull S***, just another BS of right-wing Media om US. Because college education is costing an insane $100K per Year putting Millions of Americans in Debt for most of their lives, in fact a recent report put the College debt at a stunning
$1.5 Trillion, right after Home mortgages.
Meanwhile, in Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, etc. where they fund College education via the Taxes their people pay, people in these Countries go to College FREE for Taxes they pay. And this is on top of healthcare that they get FREE for Taxes they pay, because they operate these essential services on Socialized basis. But us Americans, under Good Cop Bad Cop Con Job of Republicans and Dems get NONE of these social services and instead the bastard
Republicans and Dems and Wall Street Billionaire Cabal that makes these FAKE Parties possible, they have gotten us American people paying same Taxes but we get none of these social services for our Taxes and instead our Taxes are wasted on War after War and a Gargantuan Military. Such as us poorer American People giving $200 Bill in Free Military to Richer European Union, aka NATO. And to add insult to injury they tell us buy Lottery to finance College education. And Americans falls for this :(
Well yes Lottery is fine, one can make the argument for some Gambling being fun. But the other issue that this post raises, is that is using the excuse of Funding Public schools via Lottery Money fine? As being done in USA. The answer to which is clearly NOT, as Public schools should be funded via general Taxation and operated on Socialized basis as they are in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, etc. were People can go to College FREE for Taxes they pay while same College can cost $100K+ in USA!
It has some potential benefits but its potential harm to the society is more remarkable. It makes people lazy. It makes people skip jobs because they become addicted to "winning" money other than "earning" money. Once people believe in winning money rather earning money the social effect becomes catastrophic.
The bible does not condemn gambling, it condemns letting it get it's hooks in you, for coveting, for gambling away the family food and rent money, etc. Otherwise churches would be doing the work of the devil with their gifting exchanges, door prizes, raffles, lotteries and casino nights. It's what you do with any winnings, not winning itself that matters. Jesus would condemn harmful gambling, not the low wage worker hoping to provide a better life for the family by buying a lottery ticket.
Yes, I think so too. But in fact main reason behind lottery is that it is used to fund schools, but in Germany, France, Sweden, etc. they have totally Free College education and the best Universities in the World too, and they fund it all via general Taxation, of specially rich people and big corporations and do not do it via false hope that you can become a Mega Millionaire.
While the lottery is a negative expectation game, it is a positive for helping to keep the lid on the societal garbage can. Why revolt if you can be a member of the elite after the next draw. Clearly the lottery does create hundreds of new millionaires every year, ask those winners if their investment was worth it.
Yes, there is Truth to saying that the Lottery is some sort of social drug to "help to keep the lid on the societal garbage can", which of course implies that the forces behind the Lottery think of the people who play the Lottery to be garbage. But more to the point why are we fixated as a nation on a few becoming millionaires, even though 99.9999% are losing to make the few millionaires.
It's the utility value of money. A million people wandering around with a dollar versus a customer at your business with a million dollars burning a hole in their pocket. Personally I think the lottery prize sizes have gotten out of hand, but like everything else the government touches what should be improving life is squandered. I'd like to see lower odds lotteries with prizes in the two to five million dollar range that offer annuities that don't pay out principal so they last forever.
I agree with your 1st point that: the lottery prize sizes have gotten out of hand. About your 2nd point that: everything else the government touches gets worse. This is the Con Job that the right-wing Cabal behind stealing our Taxes & government been playing on USA. After all, in Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc. their Governments gives People Free College Education, Free Healthcare, for the Taxes that they pay, just like we pay Taxes and get nothing for it but War and a Gargantuan
Military. Which Military BTW that same republicans and neo-cons love, is a 100% Government run and funded operation. So back to the Lottery, we are/were told the main reason behind it is that it will fund Public education, but as noted in the Video and by examples of Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc. far better way to fund Public education is via general Taxation.
Seems like you're confusing the excuse for a lottery with the reason which is to suck up more tax money from the stupid who don't earn enough to pay regular taxes if any beyond SS. You said free and paid by taxes in the same line, all just different ways of weighing the scale. Taxes aren't free and people who don't go to university in Europe are forced to pay for people who do. Lottery should go to fund scholarships, public education should be run like it is in Japan. France is imploding taxes
Germans pay Taxes and for their Taxes get (Free) Healthcare, College Education, etc. Social services.
French people pay Taxes and for their Taxes get (Free) Healthcare, College Education, etc. Social services.
Swedes people pay Taxes and for their Taxes get (Free) Healthcare, College Education, etc. Social services.
What part of that getting value, aka for Taxes you pay, you do not get? Instead in USA we have been under the Con Job by Wall Street leading via right-wing Media they control that
"nothing is for Free", as if the Taxes we pay are Free! For example my family pays $36,000 on average in total Taxes per Year. And on top of that we have to pay for Healthcare, for College Education, etc. where in European Countries they get Healthcare, College education etc (Free) for Taxes they pay. So coming back to this Lottery, the right-wing Cabal behind screwing US out of our Taxes, by saying that getting Value for our Taxes is "Socialism", came up with many other ways to screw with us
by getting Americans to:
1- Pay insane $100,000+ for College education, again on TOP of the Taxes we pay
2- Told us hey we can find Education via Lottery wining where you can become Mega Millionares when the Chance of becoming Millionaire via Lottery is less than being hit on the head with lightening and again as per example of Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc way to fund Education is via general Taxation
And only in mind of Fox brain washed lunes is "France imploding taxes"
1st, France has Riots all the time and that is why it is the Greatest Nation on Earth, because the Rich in France know they cannot F***K their People as the Rich in USA has, since the Rich in France know as per French Revolution where the French people cut the Head of the Rich class, the same can happen to them again.
As for France being Greatest Nation on Earth, consider it is most visited Nation, even though it is size of Texas!
2nd, it is not just France that offers her Citizens free College education, again FREE for Taxes they pay, just as we American Pay Taxes; but also Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. they all do. And do not have the tiny riots France has had.
Back to the Lottery, one can debate whether it is good for Moral of Society or not, I think it is OK, but it is Bull S***t to say this is how we are going to Fund our Education and hence College costing insane $100,000+ in USA