Beach says Georgia needs to bet on sports gaming


The 2020 presidential elections could see the Democratic Party lose control of the House of Representatives due to consistent infighting, and support for a “radical” and progressive political agenda.

HISPOLITICA caught up with Georgia state Senator Brandon Beach (R), a candidate for the U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, to discuss wide-ranging topics like the economy, creating jobs and the Democratic party prospects for the 2020 presidential election.

As a lawmaker focused on creating jobs, Beach commented that the Democratic party poses a threat to this goal because the new progressives are more “the face of a socialist party.”

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Beach detailed that “When you’re talking about the Green New Deal that’s gonna cost 91 trillion dollars, you’re talking about universal basic income – just giving people 1,000 dollars a month – you’re talking about slavery reparations – giving people 150,000 dollars – you’re talking about free healthcare, you’re talking about free higher education, free college.”

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“It’s unsustainable, and that is not what we’re about in this country, said Beach. “We’re about providing people the opportunity to build a company or do whatever they want to do and have the freedom to do that.”

In his view, in order for Georgia to create jobs, it means viewing gambling from a different perspective. Noting that “the Georgia lottery… does not create any jobs” because “it’s a type of gambling that preys on the worst of the worst,” Beach instead proposed that the state has to “create jobs through casino gambling, which would create 5,000 jobs, and then through horse racing, which would create a whole equine industry.”

However, one important issue that Beach feels needs to be addressed is sports betting.

Considering that “Tennessee just passed sports betting,” Beach added that “the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves are gonna demand that we address sports betting because I think it’s gonna be part of their entertainment package at their stadiums.”

Arguing that the state needs to look at sports betting “from a revenue standpoint,” Beach believes that gambling needs to be addressed “as a whole approach” and to “look at casino gaming, horse racing and sports betting… to help us with the hope scholarship, maybe with rural healthcare, whatever the needs of the state are.”

In turn, Beach feels that shifting the state’s view of gambling to the view of “an economic development standpoint” would greatly help the state moving forward, and it would also provide what he feels is a healthy alternative to what the Democrats currently have to offer.

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.