Ohio Roundtable: The Public Square - Mothers Day Banned
Casino Corruption in Government
They invested 6.2 million dollars in political candidates.
And they expect something in return. Who are they?
In 1992 they gave 1.2 million to Congressional and
Presidential candidates. In 1998 that number crossed over 6.2 million. From 1997 to 1999
they spent 22.5 million lobbying federal lawmakers. At the state level they have become
one of the most active and aggressive contributors to legislative candidates. Sounds like
big business. Maybe the auto companies, or big energy. Maybe the trade unions or teachers
groups. No none of the above.
The fastest growing power elite in America is the casino
industry. All across the nation you will see their dollars and their lobbyists working to
bend the political process in favor of more and more gambling. They try to buy their way
into the process then turn the political game in their favor. They seldom lose.
Here in Ohio their influence is so dominant that a
Republican led legislature is trying to plan a new casino gambling amendment on the fall
ballot. This in spite of the fact that Ohioans have clearly rejected these measures time
and time again.
So the question must be asked who are the
leaders in Columbus representing? The overwhelming majority of Ohioans that reject
casino gambling? Or the handful of powerful companies that are trying to take Ohio deeper
into casino gambling.
Contact your elected representatives