Tennessee Legislator Fails at Trying to Say Who Can Win What in the State


Here’s something interesting that I ran across from a Memphis news source. Kind of pissed me off.

I mean…read it, and let me know what you think.

A proposal that would limit lottery winners on state or federal assistance to $600 has failed in the House State Government Subcommittee.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Stacey Campfield, a Knoxville Republican, failed this week for lack of a second.

Campfield said people receiving assistance should not be spending money on lottery tickets, but rather on “education or to put food in their children’s mouths.”

The proposal would have also prohibited inmates from redeeming winning lottery tickets.

The companion bill has stalled in a similar Senate committee since February.

Here’s my take on this, and I know…some of you are going to call it simplistic.

I’m tired of legislators, who have better things to do…like helping people these days… telling us how to live.

I always preach moderation when it comes to lottery playing. But it’s none of my business how much YOU want to spend. It’s your money.

Yeah, feed your kids. Pay your rent. Take care of your family.

But I don’t want any high-minded government official telling me that if I win I can’t collect what I’ve won.

That’s crap.

I’m glad the bill died.

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