House Bill 1398 suggests that horses fare better on the farm if we make hay through the lottery.
While HB 1398 begins admirably enough with an all-American emphasis on the rural lifestyle. Who isn’t for cows and kids and barnyard smells? Yet to seek a dedicated source of funding for farms via scratch tickets has more the aroma of cow-pies than apple pie, given horses in the pasture will share equal gambling profits with racehorses on the track.
Adding to recipients of lottery revenue – education, stadiums and veterans – HB 1398 would divvy up 50/50 a further slice of …