The state’s plodding effort to launch casino gambling hasn’t stopped a state commission from burning through $1.6 million in taxpayer money on consultants, travel and credit card expenses, records show.
According to budget records, the state Gaming Commission, which is years away from even approving the first casino license, has already paid:Go. Read. See what my state has been spending my tax dollars on. Bear in mind, we're well over a year away from approving any form of casino gambling, and multiple years away from seeing actual casinos in Massachusetts. Yet, in less than a year they've spend the better part of two million dollars on consultants and random unspecified purchases - oh yeah, that's money well spent...
And we won't even start about the six figure salaries going to each person on the five member board.
The operating budget for this commission? Seven million dollars FOR THE YEAR. They're spending seven million of my tax dollars to investigate casino gambling that won't be approved until 2014 at the earliest and won't see a single casino for some time after that. But hey! State employees just got a raise! Let's jack the state sales tax up to 25% to cover the shortfall!
Every time you hear some liberal jackhole talk about the wealthiest one percent, feel free to send them a link to this story. You've got half a dozen state hacks drawing six figure salaries for doing little more than hiring consultants and taking state-sponsored trips tp Vegas. Nice gig if you can get it. It does beg the question, though - if we're paying this kind of scratch to consultants to do all the heavy lifting, why the bloody hell do we need a "commission" anyways?
Apparently the "wealthiest one percent" doesn't count if you're suckling at the public teat...
That is all.