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House Divided

It once appeared crass for the government to use taxpayer dollars on advertisements that encouraged citizens to consider going on food stamps. It looked like they were baiting independent individuals to a life of sponging off the sacrifices of the working class; which, in turn, would force marginalized workers to seek welfare.

The recession ended in June of 2009, but unemployment is up in 97% of North Carolina counties. So a new commercial is airing offering to pay mortgages if people lose their jobs. That’s what it sounds like, but a quick glance at the web site revealed only loans and no gifts. The program does, however, create jobs for free counselors, and it comes courtesy of funds made available to the State of North Carolina from the federal deficit.

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Why Play If Anything Goes?

I don’t know anything about video sweepstakes games, and I don’t care to make any effort to learn. That said, the update on the legality of the games makes no sense. It appears the state is engaging in an evil plot to reinforce their diabolical notion that anybody can be a winner, not only those who do not pay to play, but those who do not play. Furthermore, those who do play are not entitled to any feedback. What’s more, the people who make the machines for these games expect to stay in business.

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