No, you’re not dreaming.
And I’m not drunk.
I know, I know, these days crazy shit is coming to light every day in America. Widespread domestic spying, stories of a U.S. missile downing TWA 800 in 1996 etc.
But what follows takes the cake in sheer madness.
After bailing out Wall Street scumbags and outsourcing military and intelligence operations to private contractors, America is now preparing to bail out gambling dens a.k.a. casinos.
The mid-Atlantic state of Delaware will soon bail out the three casinos in the state because they are said to be in a bad shape.
Worse, one of the casinos is now threatening to throw its employees on the street if the government does not provide it with financial concessions.
That’s what happens when states focus on unsavory activities for revenue.
Can’t Handle Competition
Dover Downs, the largest of Delaware’s casinos, recently upped the ante and warned it would fire hundreds of employees and close restaurants if the state does not provide financial concessions soon.
If you think we’re valuable enough from a revenue generation standpoint and a jobs provision standpoint, do something to help us.
- Dennis McGlynn, Dover Downs casino CEO
Delaware’s casinos are in bad shape because they’re unable to handle competition from neighboring states like Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Despite lower taxes on slot machine revenues, Delaware’s casinos are struggling.
To help out these losers, Delaware Governor Jack Markell intends to hand out $8 million in state funds to the three casinos.