Simulcast revenue produced from 3.5 tax for current fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. Current bal. Oct. 1, 2009 to August 15, 2010.
YES, dissolve the Office of Racing Commissioner and put these miserable souls under the MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD who governs CASINO’S. Michigan doesn’t need this money.
But this $5,404,820.00 wasn’t generated by CASINO’S. It was GENERATED BY HORSE RACING.
I see You don’t NEED the money, you just WANT IT. Well then Governor I’ll tell you what. You can just give it back to US. The Thoroughbred Horsemen. The HBPA ( Horsemen Benevolent Protection Fund ) can get their $900,000.00 back from Pinnacle Race Course for funding their own meet through their purses. Then you can give the rest to Pinnacle’s Owner Jerry Campbell to use to continue building the rest of the Track. Because the more there is of this Race Track the more money GENERATED. More Barns – More Horses, a Grandstand – More Horses, a Club House – More Horses. More Horses – More Patrons. More Patrons – More MONEY GENERATED.
You see how this goes. It’s called Building a BUSINESS and CREATING JOBS. Therefore GENERATING MORE MONEY TO MICHIGAN.
But OH, that’s where we started. ORC Dissolved and our Track is clutching on to it’s last piece of straw for SURVIVAL. We make you money and you take the money. But you tell us you don’t need it.
What I want to Know is what Virg Bernero and Rick Snyder think about all this? Maybe both of these Candidates would like to weigh in and comment. 12,000 jobs connected to this Industry is an awful lot of votes to dismiss. And hopefully who ever wins this November, will understand that you just don’t throw away 12,000 jobs and an entire Industry of 7 day a week workers with-in Horse Racing and Agriculture. Yet you see what just 3.5% can Generate and Produce.
$5,404,820.00 just a spit in a bucket? YOU DECIDE.
UN-DISSOLVE THE ORC AND PUT US BACK WHERE WE BELONG, UNDER AGRICULTURE. And instead of trying to kill us off and flush the money we create for you down the toilet. Start Helping us. Look to Indiana and see what slots at the Tracks there did for the State as a whole. Not only the Tracks making money, INDIANA IS MAKING MONEY.
And it’s People and their Jobs are staying put in Indiana. COMMON SENSE ANYONE?
LET THE TRADITION CONTINUE.
The Candidate for Governor who has the most Common Sense will get my VOTE.
Rick Snyder can start off by making his e-mail address available on his site.
Contact Virg Bernero: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your Representative: http://house.michigan.gov/find_a_rep.asp
Contact your Senator: http://senate.michigan.gov/SenatorInfo/find-your-senator.htm