Should The Government Take Your Lottery Winnings?
There's a lot of things that I agree with the government about and some that I don't. I don't agree that they should stick their hands into just about everything money related. If we spend my hard earned money and taking the time to go out and buy a lotto ticket, what gives them the justification to take just about half of our winnings? They didn't do anything, we took the time and money out to buy a ticket or even if we win big at a casino, they take our money. Irks me like no other! Not like they pitched in 50 cents for the dollar we spent on a winning ticket now did they?
No, why should they? They take more than enough money off us.
Although they may not have paid for 50 cents of your lotto ticket, a large number of the people I see purchasing lotto tickets appear to be on welfare. So, for you Shawn, they are pitching in 0%, for the guy buying the ticket before you, they're paying 100%.
They will take a percentage with some excuse, but I think they shouldn't... after all, when we lose, where does that money go?
Lottery winners are rarely millionaires, so the winners should be taxed half in order to contribute something. They will probably lose it soon, anyway.
Not sure you can pick out who is on welfare or not just by the looks of them but I am sure many do. Interesting answer lol
No, since the player is the only one taking risk, investing. Do they reimburse our losses, no!
in canada, lottery winnings are tax free. if you win $10,000,000.00 , you get that amount.
canada its tax free but i think its dumb that they would take tax off something you won when they take tax for everything else even use working we have to pay the government to work our asses off
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