Gambling is always more fun when you’re using other people’s money isn’t it? Well, for Sen. David Hoyle (D-Gaston) playing a game of craps with your tax dollars is perfectly acceptable.
After the failure of Dell has rightly focused attention on the use of incentives to recruit business, Hoyle equates the incentive game to gambling:
“They could have succeeded. It’s a gamble,” said Sen. David Hoyle, D-Gaston, the primary sponsor of the state incentives package targeting Dell that was approved hastily in a one-day legislative session in November 2004. “You take a chance, and you roll the dice.”
Gamble? Roll the dice? He does realize he’s using our tax dollars as his bankroll, right?
The next time Hoyle and his all-knowing buddies in the General Assembly get an itch for gambling, I suggest they head up to Cherokee to get their rocks off. And leave the state’s checkbook at home.