FLORIDA'S BOGUS $400,000 GAMBLING STUDY
Ruth: More gambling? Report is a sure thing
The Founding Moochers in Tallahassee have decided to pay $400,000 to a New Jersey company, Spectrum Gaming Group, for a term paper to determine the efficacy of expanded gambling in Florida.
On its website, the Spectrum Gaming Group of New Jersey notes its bounty of satisfied clients includes gambling giants Caesars Entertainment, Churchill Downs, Genting, Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas Sands, Trump Entertainment Resorts and Wynn Resorts. Virtually every Indian tribe that runs gambling operations has used the services of the Spectrum Gaming Group of New Jersey.
What the Spectrum Gaming Group of New Jersey offers Weatherford and Gaetz is political cover. While both men and their colleagues can bemoan the expansion of gambling as a blight on the body politic, they will be able to turn to the homework assignment submitted by Spectrum Gaming Group of New Jersey, throw up their arms and say: "Alas, despite our deep moral reservations, we have no choice but to allow more gambling based on the irrefutable evidence gambling is indeed an economic elixir. Woe unto us and leave it all on the red."