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Voluntary Stupid Tax

February 21st, 2007 at 05:51 am

Yesterday when I went to the convenience store for some snacks in the evening (while still at work - I was working some serious overtime) I bought a lotto ticket. I wee bit of hope I think.

Only stupid thing is that I haven't played it yet - it is one of the scratch and win games. I guess, seeing I bought it I should. To see if I get my money back or if I paid stupid tax - cause really lottery tickets are voluntary stupid tax (a tax that gives a moment of hope as a return but a tax regardless, as some goverment agency ends up deciding where that part of my money goes)

I buy about 5 of them a year. I guess this counts as the first one this year, LOL.

2 Responses to “Voluntary Stupid Tax”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    I count things like lottery tickets, casino visits, etc. as part of my entertainment budget. I enjoy playing occasionally and I can afford what I spend. Better I should buy a couple of lottery tickets than a pack of cigarettes or a 6-pack of beer.

    The problem is that the vast majority of lottery tickets are bought by poor people who truly can't afford them but see it as their only possible way out of poverty. That's what is sad.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I don't even know how to play any of the various lotteries here.

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