The Lottery as a Tax Break

A lottery is the perfect tax...laid only upon the willing. -George Washington

State run lotteries: think of them as tax breaks for the intelligent. -Evan Leibovitch

Lotteries, a tax upon imbeciles. -Camillo di Cavour

The lottery is a tax on people who flunked math. -Monique Lloyd

I guess I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged. -Roger Jones

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. -Fran Lebowitz

Not everyone in Oregon gambles. But to succeed a lottery needs a class of people who are problem gamblers and pathological gamblers. -David Leslie

Once you've opened that Pandora's box of selling lottery tickets, it's difficult to say you're going to sell them here and not there. But to have them on sale in places you go because you're strapped for cash, that ought to be thought about. There's something to that, that ... doesn't seem to be the best public policy. -Bill Rowe

If you really want something in this life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers. -Dan Castellaneta


  1. Fascinating comments. They are right on.

  2. "... tax breaks for the intelligent." LOL

    Great quotes - sad, but great.


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