CACGEC MISSION STATEMENT:
To inform and empower the public to prevent a casino in Erie County.
REASONS FOR OPPOSING A CASINO IN ERIE COUNTY
It's bad for the entertainment businesses.
We lose city and county taxable land. Also the State and the Federal government lose income taxes on whatever business would have been in those locations, and all three levels of government below Federal lose sales tax revenue.
We, the voters, don't get a say.
We, the voters don't get control; we just get the bills.
The number of people we will have to provide counseling for addiction will greatly increase. We will experience increases in alcoholism, bankruptcy, divorce, spousal abuse, divorce, suicide, and crime. The victims will have their own victims, in a perverse multiplier effect.
The Governor's own State study said casinos are bad for urban areas.
Buffalo's casino will have to compete with Niagara Falls, Ont.'s casino and Niagara Falls, NY's casino.
The profits will all go outside the community, either to the Seneca Nation or to the developer. Only the tax amount of 25% will stay in the state and only 6% (a part of the 25%) will stay in Buffalo.
A sovereign nation would be in downtown Buffalo. Any complaints with what is going on would now be entreaties to a foreign nation, rather than a normal administrative, civil, or criminal procedure.
|Hon. John J. LaFalce||716-874-1849||johnjlafalce (at) aol.com|
|Joel S. Rose|
Robert J. Heffern
|joelrose (at) buffalo.edu|
bkheff (at) hotmail.com
|Anna Kay France||716-882-9252||france (at) buffalo.edu|
|Judith M. Metzger||716-688-2351||judmetz78 (at) adelphia.net|
|Rev. Merle Showers||716-862-4235||merle6 (at) verizon.net|
|James E. Anderson|
Anthony C. Battaglia
Hank Bromley (webmaster)
Allen J. Coniglio
Mark D. Donnelly
Kim S. Flattery
Bertamae A. Ives
James A. Metzger
Irving J. Rubin
Dr. Robert J. Schulman
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