- “If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;...”.
- “But they lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush their own lives”.
- “So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors”.
The lottery is a tax on the poor, and on people who can’t do math. I’m not riding a moral high horse. Research shows that people from lower income brackets, folks who can’t afford to be throwing their money away on some ridiculous game, spend four times as much on lottery tickets as anyone else. Rich people don’t mess with this garbage, because they know the lottery isn’t a wealth-building tool When was the last time you saw a line of BMWs and Mercedes pulled up to your local convenience store to buy lottery tickets? The only winners in the lottery game are the students who get scholarships, but in reality they are riding to school on the backs of the poor masses who gamble away their grocery money. Lots of people think winning the lottery will mean life on easy street. The truth, however, is that it rarely works out that way. Did you know that 65 percent of Lotto winners go bankrupt in less than 15 years? Your chances of winning big are about 125 million to 1. You’re more likely to be bitten by a snake, or to die in a car accident on the way to buy the stupid lottery tickets. If you’ve got money to throw around, do something smart with it, like get out of debt. Do you have an emergency fund? Are you investing for your retirement, or your kid’s education? If you’ve done all of this, give it to someone who’s hurting, or invest it in your community. Don’t waste it on something as dumb as the lottery. http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/jun/13/dave-says-playing-lottery-worst-way-spend-any-amou/
(Post By Cliff Sabroe)