New York legalizes gambling in bars. I understand the reasoning: why lose a customer base of drunken fools to the casinos where a band of faux-indians grabs the loot and keeps it, when you can milk ’em right in their hometown? And I personally am all for lotteries, gasoline taxes diverted to general purposes (a Connecticut specialty) and any tax on any activity, preferably as stupid as possible, because it’s the only way to get cretins to pay something for the government services they’re getting. But taxing the stupid and the drunk seems to run a bit against what Democrats at least profess to believe is the goal of governance.
But not me, so go at it, boys.