McConnell had pleased his Las Vegas donors earlier by persuading Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., to withdraw an amendment that would have ended the federal tax deduction for gambling losses.
The deduction costs the government millions. Coats wanted it replaced with a deduction for Americans who support scholarship programs for poor children. But the gambling industry said the deduction was crucial for its biggest bettors.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Anti-Gambling Forgy Will Defeat Vegas Moneyman Mitch
The radical liberals that think they will be able to use McConnell's ties to Las Vegas casinos against Governor Fletcher should think again. Everyone knows that Ernie Fletcher and Larry Forgy have long been outspoken against gambling. One can look back to Larry Forgy's now famous KET debate where he took Governor Jones to the task on the Casinocrats hoping to profit off gambling or to then Rep. Fletcher's work against Mitch McConnell when the Louisville liberal McConnell tried to block the McCain bill to outlaw gambling on college sports and the Coats amendment to end federal tax deductions for gambling losses: