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Racing Industry Greed Incredible

April 3, 2013

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you: Some in the horse and dog racing industries have shown breathtaking rapaciousness, without regard to how badly that may hurt their fellow West Virginians....

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Apr-04-13 8:06 AM

the schools are broke,the dog tracks are broke while we the commoners are living like kings.and the politicians cave.

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Apr-03-13 8:15 PM

Take your marbles and go home and whine in another state. I say-no breaks.

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Apr-03-13 1:16 PM

Everyday this partisan paper comes up with a new attack on the dog and horse industry. There is never a mention of the deal made 20 years ago that allowed casino tramps the right to fleece the state at the expense of the horses and dogs. Nor does it mention the fact that purses come from bettors. Instead they like to infer that WV is donating tax dollars to racing. It makes no mention of the thousands of jobs connected to the purses being paid or the fact that horse and dog people are far far from rich. Instead, this paper has joined hands with people like Simms (running to the competition in Ohio to further hurt WV) and his claim that table games will lose 105 min wage tip jobs. The reason table games is down is because of the incompetence of management and anyone who has been to the casino knows the real truths.

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Apr-03-13 10:08 AM


This editorial provides an accurate disclosure of the COMMERCIAL PERVERSITY allowed to prevail in the dog and horse racing laws of West Virginia. Only those who directly benefit from this SENSELESS TRAVESTY have the audacity to attempt to defend it. The endowment is USELESS AND REPULSIVE!

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Apr-03-13 8:13 AM

The greed is evenly distributed. The State got comfortable with the income and the subsequent spending, and now they have to buck up the casinos to keep the cash flowing. This is a lose lose lose situation.

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