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City casino will take from the poor
The recent Question 7 commentary by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was very misleading ("Question 7 keeps the money in Md." Oct. 11). I believe a new casino in Baltimore will not fix the city's struggling schools or result in any discernible gains. The only net gains will be the increase in organized crime that this casino will invite into the city. Baltimore is already one of the poorest large cities in the U.S. and has myriad issues, both fiscal and social. While Question 7 will, in fact, raise money for the state, the mayor fails to mention that this revenue will most likely be coming from many of the city's poor. Building a casino to curb poverty is like building a strip club to cure sex addiction.
October 15, 2012