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2.17.2006

I'll Lay The Points

Congress is trying to crack down on Internet gambling. I'm not a big gambler. Limit my losses to something like $500 a year which makes me a tiny minnow in a very large lake. But I am at a loss to understand how our government thinks it is appropriate to dictate what I do with my money. There's is no law about giving $100 to a drug addict. There's no law about burying $100 in your back yard. There's no law against investing in Enron at this very moment. So why can't I bet on Rutgers to lose a matchup against Villanova? (The most obscure sports reference I could think of).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right on the money, Barry...... Pun intended.

Anonymous said...

Too bad they couldn't call in Abramhoff. He could buy gambling anywhere for enough money for the right congressmen.

Jeremmy McEntire said...

Besides looking like a geek, and being an "it's all about me" kind of guy, Goodlatte makes no sense.I am sorry to say Bob Goodlatte is a Republican. Look at his website.

http://www.house.gov/goodlatte

AND ESPECIALLY THE NEWSLETTER -
http://www.house.gov/goodlatte/pdf/newsletter.pdf

His beliefs are somewhat twisted when comparing to the online gambling issue. He seems to be faithful to the spyware issues as well as constitutional rights involving property and business.

He is simply trying to make a name for himself.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone think that life insurance is the ultimate gamble.....guess you will not be able to by a policy online either .... whoa lookout for the fallout !!!!!!!!!!

Collectionsite said...

Is this any different from my Scott Trade Account?

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, BARRY!!

Anonymous said...

This will never pass. I mean, it is a time when the party of less government in our lives is in control. What happened to the tax cut spin of "it is your money and you know how to handle it better than the government" (or something like that).

gofish said...

I'm sure if it could be taxed a different view would be taken.