So I need to make sure I'm on the same wave length with Ohio's top ranked "progressive".
He's against pay day loan operations because they take advantage of the poor people who use the service.
He's against casino gambling because it takes money away from the poor.
But he's all about video Keno?
Gov. Ted Strickland betrayed fellow Methodists and reneged on a campaign promise not to expand gambling when he lent his support to a new lottery game, a prominent church leader said Thursday.
"Having talked to now-Gov. Strickland while he was campaigning for election, with my bishop present, I believe that Gov. Strickland has betrayed what he knows he communicated to the United Methodist community when he is now supporting keno gambling," said the Rev. John Edgar, chairman of the United Methodist Anti-Gambling Task Force.
Strickland, an ordained Methodist minister, said through his spokesman that he does not consider his support for keno - a video game that resembles bingo - to be a violation of his pledge.
Strickland backed the game to raise money to close an expected budget gap. The game is scheduled to begin statewide Aug. 1.
The Ohio Lottery Commission is controlled and regulated by the state, sanctioned by voters, and has a long history of offering new games, said governor's spokesman Keith Dailey. The Democratic governor believes that's all keno is: a new game.
So I guess the logic is this; it's not OK for private enterprise to steal from the poor. But if you are the state of Ohio government, it's more than welcome.....
Welcome to the Socialist Republic of Ohio.