Ones that fly, have big poofy hair you can comb, and crap gold bars.
If the “conservative” estimates by House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s casino bill hold up, Massachusetts would quickly be giving Las Vegas a run for its money.
According to the speaker’s calculations, Massachusetts could reap twice as much in gambling tax revenues as any other state in the country under his proposal. And the total spent on gambling in the state’s two proposed casinos and four racinos would dwarf gambling expenditures in every state but Nevada, which hosts 266 casinos.
Great, just great. Remember, it wasn't just the lefty/Sal opposition that sank Gov. Patrick's casino proposal a few years ago; it was the unrealistic revenue expectations that turned off the persuadables.
Can DeLeo get his proposal through raw power — the same raw power, presumably, that allowed DiMasi to kill it a few years ago?
And say, who are the reps who voted against the Gov's (marginally more sane) proposal a few years ago, but would vote for DeLeo's craptastic, exploitative slots proposal?