Infograffiti: What Online Gambling can Do to Solve US Debt Woes

Betting on America?

by , Jul 8, 2012 | 12:34 am

Everyone loves a good infographic even if its hardly been fact-checked … and this one (with lots of pretty colors) from the presumably good folks at Casino.org (via Fox Business) breaks down some numbers that say to lawmakers, hey, if your state isn’t looking to online gambling to alleviate debt troubles, then why not? (Don’t you care about the kids and school?)

Gambling and the USA National Debt
© 2012 Casino.org

Seriously, forget freedom and internet standards, from a purely conservative perspective on fiscal responsibility, if your state isn’t doing what is necessary to set up proper online gambling, then they really should be making efforts to specifically prohibit online gaming of any specific sorts — lest they leak away moral high ground and/or fund the theoretical terrorists accidentally the next time a student at BYU wants to play Zynga slots or the ad-free version of Words with Friends.


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    Not trying to be smug here at all, but in Canada, with a dollar that is relatively on par with the US dollar, a highschool teacher’s average salary is about $75,000 a year. A police officer averages over $80,000 a year. This is possible because our per capita spending on our military is around one third that of the US. A lot of our spending is temporary as our NATO/UN obligation in Afghanistan is set to wind down. I seriously doubt increasing gambling revenue is a viable approach to tackling that $15.7 trillion national debt. When the next leading military spender, China, is spending $143 billion a year, you’ve got to find a way to cut your own $711 billion on military spending, to somewhere around one third or a quarter. The US does a great job around the world, but NATO and the UN need to be picking up more of that tab.