Is the lotto a tax on the poor?
Seems like the lotto is just there to get money to the government from the poor, opinions?
- oldcraggyguyLv 61 year ago
It is not a tax on the poor; it is a tax on the stupid. Assuming people are stupid because they are poor is SESist, or socio-economic status + ist.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 year ago
Of course not. Nobody is forced to play.
- ErikLv 71 year ago
I always heard it was a tax on stupidity.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
The lottery is put there (approved by the mob) for money laundering purposes.
- Jay PLv 71 year ago
The poor tend to play more often and spend more money on lotteries so lotteries are sometimes described as that.
But lotteries are not a tax. You have to pay taxes. You do not have to play the lotteries.
A more fitting description is lotteries target the poor and those that don't understand math very well.
- Jeffrey KLv 61 year ago
No. The lottery is a tax on the stupid. You don't have to play. If you understand probability, you won't play.
- p37ryLv 51 year ago
Taxes are mandatory. The Lotto is not.
- The TaxpayerLv 71 year ago
- David B.Lv 71 year ago
It does affect the poor but it isn't a tax. A tax is mandated by law. The Lotto is completely voluntary.