Do you think a lottery is a good idea for Arkansas?
Yes: 80.3% (57 votes)
No: 18.3% (13 votes)
Comment Below: 1.4% (1 vote)
71 votes cast
Only if based on the Georgia setup and a great part of it used for education. In Georgia any child can go to college free if he graduates high school there and keeps his grades up.
A lottery is a bad idea for Arkansas. Do you ever see any "rich" people standing in line purchasing and redeeming lottery tickets? A state lottery is effectively a tax on the poor. The promoters of state lotteries package and market them by claiming that they fund education, but they are hurting families by siphoning increasingly scarce finanical resources. In this recession, the last thing we need is another state tax, declared or otherwise.