I cannot believe that economists are not talking about this... Where is our leadership?: Every casino that gets built pulls many millions per year out of our local economy. I am not a problem gambler. I have played slots, became very irritated, and STOPPED. But, along the way I noticed something more important that made my visits worth the minimal loss I had . . . gambling/casino visits are pulling money straight out of our productive economy! Go to the casino. Sit down at a slot machine. Look to your left and to your right . . . look behind you. There you will see people betting their life away. You may see a person with a rip in their coat, but betting 1, 2, or 3 dollars every push of the button. That person will not go to the local store and buy a coat! That person will not visit the local supermarket or have his/her car repaired. Look at the situation people - their are millions of people NOT SPENDING THEIR MONEY IN THE ECONOMY and "economists" cannot see why? Also, if this person bought the coat, groceries, and car repairs, someone will have a job - a job that pays more than $8-9 dollars an hour to push in chairs, empty ashtrays, or clean-up slop. They will have a job making coats! They will have a job distributing foods/goods. The economy will pick up. Why have a casino that takes in 900 Million per year (central New York), pays out less that 10 million per year, has a payroll of 100 million per year to keep their workers poor, and hides the rest, not paying anything to New York (or your state), while the economy plummits? Washington says in it's quarterly reports that consumer confidence is down. People are not buying goods and services. Well, wake up! They are blowing the little money they have in casinos. Not just a few people are doing this . . . GO THERE AND LOOK AROUND. Stay for a few hours and observe. Then Washington invites "Casino Leaders" to come in and explain how they created "jobs" in a rural area. Those are not "Jobs". Their is nothing productive happening there! We are losing our way with these casinos and people are blind to see it You "leaders" who are pretending to be "blind" to the affliction on society are not fooling anyone, and we are coming at you now, full force, starting with me. We are going to shut you down, you can be sure of this. We will rebuild and fix our society so that people are HAPPY. We will see a consumer spending rate that is phenominal and unmatched by any era. America will be proud again.