Rep. Nelson Dollar’s plan to increase lottery profits to fund teacher raises is brilliant. Should the plan not work, Dollar can point his finger at Alice Garland for not meeting the lottery sales goal, and she in turn points her finger at Rep. Paul Stam should his advertising restrictions be implemented. Stam can complete the circle of blame by pointing to Dollar’s fantastical plan.
How likely will the additional advertising entice me to purchase a lottery ticket? Zilch. Nada. None. Pity those who chase empty dreams of great riches; it’s not likely to happen.