Sure, you must work to eat, but because of the anti-employee attitude that the Republican leadership has you first have to find a job. And when you do, it pays peanuts. You will get zero protection as an employee. Republicans have kept this state and its people down for many years.
Where does money go?
I'm not opposed to lotteries. I actually buy tickets on occasion. However, to say that the money will help education is a lie. Louisiana has Powerball; look at their education -- not far above Mississippi. Local and state governments inhale the money, and many times no one knows where it goes.
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Don't worship money
Amazing to me how people worship money and will drive for hours to buy a lottery ticket. It's as if they think this life will last forever or he who dies with the most toys wins. Put your faith where it should be, 'cause you can't worship two masters.
Restore the Gulf
How about we use the Gulf Restoration funding to actually restore the Gulf by spending it on projects like other ways to divert flood waters that destroy lives from one end of the food chain to the other, or projects to restore salt water habitats and Gulf fish species?
Money crossing border
With over half of the residents driving over the border into Louisiana to purchase lottery tickets, makes me wonder just how much money the state of Mississippi could have made if they would only allow a lottery.
Step it up
Don't waste BP money. Long Beach leaders claim they need another exit off I-10 in order to be more inviting to new business and economic growth. The city has its own exit known as Beatline Road. Long Beach has passed up several economic projects such as Wal-Mart and an opportunity to have their own casino. Long Beach will stay a sleepy little community until they get more aggressive leadership with a vision for the future. You must be willing to grow in all directions in order to prosper.
Light on the subject
In response to lighting on U.S. 90, each city is responsible to either lease or buy its own lights and pay for electricity usage. I know for a fact there is not lighting at some locations in Gulfport because the residences who live along the beach do not want the lighting in front of their homes. If RESTORE money is used to put up lighting, that would be unfair to the cities who have harbored the cost of installing lights. The money is already being wasted on things like a ball stadium and a new aquarium, which has nothing to do with the oil spill at all. A settlement should make you whole, not put you in a better position before the incident.