Saturday, March 19, 2016

New state restrictions crimp fire department fundraisers | WGRZ.com

     The state of NY continues to undermine the way of life of many upstate.

     Volunteer fire departments are now forbidden from doing a raffle to raise needed money. In western NY,  WGRZ tells the story of one department that raffles off a car...but no more...

      The raffle goes the way of the fifty cent sign in pool,  dice games, and football squares as harmless and entertaining ways to have fun and raise a little cash.

       I remember the first time I ran, somebody ( I know who but they are too prominent) donated a rifle and it was raffled off to raise money for the campaign.......Prison time for that one today.

       Meanwhile, the state continues to monopolize gambling, ensuring its continued status as the best example of organized crime in NY.

New state restrictions crimp fire department fundraisers | WGRZ.com

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the crackdown on chili. Is this the kind of government we want? If so, just keep voting Democrat.

Anonymous said...

In Theresa the Women's Aux. raised funds this way, saved the funds, then when it came time to celebrate their anniversary of service to the community.......................They used the money to go to the Bahamas........True Story...

Anonymous said...

You are reading this incorrectly . This is not a prohibition in any scope or form. It is a geographic boundary system that was designed to encourage local fire departments to raise funds in their local area, without fear that some competing fire department from another area of the state could steal their badly needed local "donations" through outsize prizes.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to 9:27 and all other government apologists to tell us an overbearing state is not an overbearing state. Benito is proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Lots of you need to learn how to read beyond the headlines. The article shows that the "new"geographic restrictions have been in place since 1966. Hardly NEW!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, 1:35. It didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

What Benito's bureaucrats did is start to enforce some law that had been on the books for fifty years. Why, who the hell knows. The impact is the same as the passing of a new law. We love government.