More State Legislators Speak Out against Prop A

Every day more and more elected officials, school superintendents and people in charge of our educational funding speak out against Prop A.  State Senator John Loudon was recently quoted saying this Proposition is just another shell game:

A multimillion dollar advertising campaign by Las Vegas-based gambling companies to convince Missouri voters to lift the state’s $500 loss limit is “just another shell game being pushed by the gambling moguls to wrap themselves in the interests of education and veterans to squeeze more money out of everyday Missourians,” according to state Sen. John Loudon, R-Chesterfield. “Our economy is struggling, people are losing their homes to foreclosures, and bankruptcies are at an all-time high.”

He added: “Now, the gambling companies want to take the lid off what their patrons can lose. Like the CEOs on Wall Street, they want more of people’s money when we can least afford it. That’s the wrong message for Missourians.”

State Rep Bryan Stevenson of Joplin also spoke out:

“We have seen this before,” said state Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Joplin. “They will tout education and economic development, but in reality it is just a way to dig deeper into Missourians’ pockets for their own profits. In this economy I have some real problems with this ballot language.”

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