Lou Correa Lets Online Poker Bill Ride

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State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has introduced a bill that would help cut into California's budget deficit by installing an online poker system that aims to generate $1 billion in state revenues and 1,100 new jobs over the next 10 years.

Vegas gives it 3-5 odds to pass--or at least Vegas does in my fantasy world.

By the way, the economic projections are based on a study Correa is using to support his gaming-industry-backed legislation.

Lou Correa, knowing when to hold 'em, knowing when to fold 'em.
He calls it a way to address Cali's $26 billion budget deficit and 12 percent unemployment rate in one winning hand. Without raising the ante (taxes). Otherwise, we might go bust.

Please make me stop.

"Governor Jerry Brown is rightly looking to not only cut costs, but to also identify new sources of long-term revenue to help balance the state budget and to continue funding important public services including education, public safety and health care," Correa says. "Senate Bill 40 is a great opportunity to immediately generate more revenue and put Californians back to work. More important, it keeps California revenue and jobs here, instead of going out of state or offshore."

Another study apparently shows two-thirds of Californians support the installation of an online poker system to ease the economic mess--as long as the river is a club.

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Free Poker Money
Free Poker Money

Sounds like gaming interests helped Lou lessen his own personal deficit. He is one of the slimiest and most corrupt politicians I have ever had the displeasure of watching in action.

Astrid4Change
Astrid4Change

Wow, how much is the gaming industry paying Correa. I wish legislators wore suits like the race car drivers, showing all their endorsements. Senator Correa would have big business, big oil, Koch brothers and tea party logos! Lou Correa is a disappointment and an embarrassment to Latinos!

Voxpopuli
Voxpopuli

I enjoy gambling.The offshore gambling site that I use has a “click here” link for people who believe that they might have a problem with gambling; question #15 reads, “Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?” Politicians also need a “click here” link; their question #15 should be: “Do you feel any guilt knowing that the increase of the availability of online poker gambling will destroy some lives?” For politicians Question #16 should be: “Do you feel hopelessly lost in your efforts to deal with the bankrupt state of California?”

Onn
Onn

Sounds like gaming interests helped Lou lessen his own personal deficit. He is one of the slimiest and most corrupt politicians I have ever had the displeasure of watching in action.

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