Upon reading the paper, I love this one, "Casino cash to buy cruisers." At least this will come true unlike "vote for the lottery to come to Ohio and the money will help pay for your schools so you will not be burdened with levies and your taxes will not have to go up to pay for schools' upkeep."
Boy did we buy into that one. This new generation was young when this was voted for. Grant you, a lot of money from the lottery does go to the schools, but they cannot keep up with the rising costs and neither can the retired generation.
I see that the school districts are once again facing financial struggles in Ohio and practically all states. I look around and see all the brand new schools being built or have already been built, but it takes money to operate these schools. We do not have any more money to give. We are tapped out, for you see we do not know what the future holds for the U.S.
We are told that by the year 2014 each person on Medicare will have to pay $247 a month. Where would you like us to get that money from? Right now, the government takes about $100 right off the top of Social Security for Medicare, and we are left with having to carry supplemental hospital insurance, insurance for prescription coverage, outpatient and rehabilitation insurance.
They want us to work until we drop dead, but really not too many people want to hire us and the ones who do work are doing so for medical coverage. Some day, and it will have to come into place, that if you want to have a child, you will have to pay for the levies and the taxes and the upkeep for the schools and the teachers' salaries and their benefits.
Then, how many children are you going to have? Or maybe we can just ask the casinos.