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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The governor's newest sweet deal, outsourcing administration of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a foreign shore, provides further evidence of a premeditated strategy that treats the commonwealth like the prey of a vulture capitalist and is consistent with the shenanigans proposed for the Pennsylvania Turnpike and state wine and spirits stores.

The winners will be the middlemen and their employees, taking a cut of the action; the losers will be the citizens — taxpayers, seniors and current employees — who live, work, spend money and pay taxes in Pennsylvania.

These actions also suggest what appears to be a belief on the part of the governor that Pennsylvanians are not sufficiently competent to run their own institutions. Or perhaps is this just another expression of disdain for the Legislature, civil servants and labor?

Jack Ciak


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