This is priceless and pretty damn creative: [powerball]
Gov. Jay Nixon would be forced to gamble for funds to bolster the state’s declining budget under legislation proposed by a few Republican lawmakers.
It gets so much better:
The bill, proposed by Rep. Mark Parkinson, R-St. Charles County, would deduct $2 from Nixon’s paycheck twice a month to buy Powerball lottery tickets and place any potential winnings in a fund called “Governor Nixon’s Scratch-off, Match-off Fund.”
Nixon’s office is apparently not amused:
“It’s not worth commenting on,” Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said.
If you’re wondering if the dude who proposed the legislation actually plays the lottery…
“I think it’s a self-imposed tax on stupidity,” he said.
Never a dull moment in the Midwest.
h/t Lazy Hazy