I've never been so excited about an election before, to vote for a candidate who I truly believe in, to set the United States on a new path.
Yet, despite literally years of research on my candidate, and hours of discussion and writing about it, I still have some work to do before Election Day.
Ironically, I don't at all know how I'm voting on slots.
I'm generally for less government interference (which, ironically, is why I'm not a Republican), but have seen what having casinos in Detroit has done - increased crime, increased homelessness. I'm just not too big on bringing in (not much) state revenue on the backs of old people and poor people.
Additionally, while I know the funding is supposed to go to education, I'm worried it'll be used as an "instead of" funding rather than a "in addition to" funding.
On the other hand, we certainly need more education funding (the big dirty word at school is the $50 million budget shortfall for the BCPSS next year, with rumored teacher layoffs and horrible material shortages), and there is a difference between slots and full-blown casinos.
I'd like to see a debate on this education issue. I'm certainly open-minded about casting my vote for either side at this point.
2 years ago