Mayor Caldwell wants to raise property taxes, charge for trash pickup, raise gas and weight taxes. Our legislature wants to raise state gas and weight taxes, too. The HSTA wants to raise taxes on certain properties to raise money for education. Blah, blah, blah. They all want more money by taking it out of our pockets. Why not allow a lottery? No one is forced to buy tickets. Those who want to take a chance can do so at their own volition. That money can then go to fund education. What about some card rooms? The money generated can go towards state and county coffers. Those who want to play poker, blackjack and baccarat are free to do so, and it will benefit our state. The medical marijuana industry will also generate millions of tax dollars for each county and our state. The holy rollers will add their usual $0.02 and say lotteries and legalizing gambling will take money from those who cannot afford it. That would be completely up to them. If they want to take a gamble on a lottery ticket, don't complain about not having money for rent or food. If not, tough shit.