In a follow-up to last week's column, I think my next idea for relief has finally come of age. What you ask, is my brilliant idea? CASINO GAMBLING! Now don't everyone go crazy on me. This idea really makes sense. If it is set up statewide in an orderly fashion, it will be a godsend to the economy of this state.
It will help reduce real estate taxes and boost our declining tourism. It would help put new life into our local airport, that we as taxpayers subsidized to the tune of $25,000,000 this year. Gambling would increase our weekend tourism which means hotels and restaurants prosper. I believe the good that can be achieved will outweigh any negatives. It beats the heck out of a 14 percent sales tax.
Next week I will put forth my idea to see what you think.
Everyone at Sand Key Realty Sales & Rentals would like to wish all of our clients, friends and business acquaintance a very healthy, happy and safe New Year.
See you next year!
Ric Cornelius is the Broker/Manager of Sand Key Realty Sales and Rentals, Inc. Sand Key Realty has three offices with 40 agents. One office is at 740 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, 727-443-0032; the second office is at 2701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 727-595-5441; and the third office is at 309 Belleview Blvd., Belleair, 727-461-4200.
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