Republicans shooting themselves in the foot once again. Dianne Feinstein is on your side, what more do you need to know?
"You give me a kid and a credit card, and he can be gambling online in less than a minute,"
Where are all the kids with credit cards?
What kid under the age of 18 has a credit card?
posted on 08/28/2006 7:12:47 AM PDT
by Just another Joe
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If there were more taxes on this type of gambling, I'm sure that congress would be promoting it.
Looks like they're about to turn the Internet into the Hindernet.
posted on 08/28/2006 7:17:04 AM PDT
by Old Professer
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One more step in the inevitable march toward totalitarianism.
It used to be that Republicans were thought to be the defenders of freedom, not the tools by which it is usurped.
posted on 08/28/2006 7:20:59 AM PDT
(Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas)
This is called a shakedown. Nothing more, nothing less.
I have a sneaky feeling that if the federal gov't was getting its piece of the pie, online gambling all of a sudden, wouldn't be such a danger to our communities.
State lotteries, no problem. State scratch-off tickets, no problem. Dog & horse tracks, no problem. Brick & mortar casinos, from here to Sunday, no problem.
Online gambling, well, it's a "scourge" to our society.
posted on 08/28/2006 7:21:44 AM PDT
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This simply drives the gaming companies overseas, where U.S. authorities cannot tax them.
posted on 08/28/2006 7:23:11 AM PDT
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posted on 08/28/2006 7:24:50 AM PDT
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So F'einstein...I take it that the internet is only in the U.S.
"You give me a kid and a credit card, and he can be gambling online in less than a minute"
Give me a kid and a gun, and he can be shooting old ladies in the street in less than a minute, so we must ban guns, etc, etc...
posted on 08/28/2006 7:37:08 AM PDT
I don't really care one way or the other if people gamble on the internet or elsewhere, but it occurs to me that twenty-three million people would amount to roughly 8% of the population. It seems rather unlikely that 8% of Americans play poker online every day.
posted on 08/28/2006 8:44:35 AM PDT
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