Easy budget fix

Roulette_-_detailWhy hasn’t anybody thought of this before?

California has a $20 billion budget deficit. Well…

Thunder Valley Casino is in the Capitol region. So, all Gov. Schwarzenegger has to do is is take $20 billion over to the casino, walk to the roulette wheel, put the money on black (for “back to the black”), and when the ball lands on black, collect a cool $20 billion profit.

Voila! No more deficit.

— John Seiler

(Image by Conor Ogle, from Wikimedia.

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  1. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 8 March, 2010, 12:12

    It’s Thunder VALLEY Casino, John.

    Maybe you’re on to something, though. After all, the governor wants to eliminate secure, defined benefit pensions for public employees and make them bet their futures on the stock market. So why not have the same kind of crapshoot with the entire state budget.

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  2. PRI
    PRI Author 8 March, 2010, 20:37

    Thanks for the correction, StevefromSacto. I changed the text to “Thunder Valley” from the original “Thunder Mountain.” Even though the link was, and is, to an actual article on Thunder Valley, when I wrote the text I must have been thinking of Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland and transposed the two in my mind.

    — John Seiler

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  3. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 9 March, 2010, 13:54

    Actually, I think there is a Thunder Mountain Casino, but it’s in New Mexico.

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