EDITOR, The Tribune.
In these challenging economic times, we must all remember that a “yes” when we vote for the referendum will have the positive effect of putting more money in our treasury. It is estimated that the government could get up to $40 million per year from a legal web shop industry.
That could build many schools over the years and contribute to many scholarships for poor people.
In the lotteries across the United States, money is used to fund education.
We as a people should not be stupid and not tax an industry that is asking to be taxed.
The credit rating agencies keep downgrading the Bahamas and they will continue to do so if we don’t find more revenue to put in our treasury.
Voting yes to legalise the numbers business is an easy way to help boost our resources.
If we vote no, I hope the people who vote no are prepared to pay higher taxes for the revenue the government is leaving behind.
DARWIN R LUTHER
January 10, 2013.