Yes internet gambling is the number one destroyer of families Jim. Far and away more dangerous then say, alcohol, which is far less of a risk to a college kid or his family. Yup Jim, I sure feel real safe now.
And I know that late some night you will attach a rider onto some important bill to ban alcohol which has to be next on your list.
How many more American families have been harmed by a runaway Congress without term limits and a permanent judiciary?
I don't gamble but, why exactly is the Federal involved in this?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
It'll never last. As soon as American firms see British gambling sites making Billions they will put down the pressure.
It also seems strange that we are fighting a WoT to stop religious people forcing their rights and wrongs on the West and yet we do that ourselves.
Another step in the direction of:
"Everything that's not required is forbidden"
(For those not paying attention, we're closer to the end of this road than we think...)
Hmmmm. I wonder if it's the credit card companies that pushed this? Maybe too many people running up their credit card bills beyond their ability to pay and the companies were having to eat too much of the bad debt.
Is it anywhere near the number of underaged American male family members who have been touched by congressmen?
The government's real interest is in collecting the taxes that the internet gamblers aren't paying. It's always the money.
You would think they could find something more useful to do with their time than this! Personal responsibility is what should govern gambling!!
(""It is extraordinary how many American families have been touched by large losses from Internet gambling," said US Representative Jim Leach........." )
How about large losses families suffer of sending an 18 year old warriors to get,blinded,maimed,crippled and/or killed playing social worker for a war they have no idea how to get out of?
Instead these stupid bastards will now pay 2 FBI guys a 150K a year to spy on some slob making a 25 dollar football bet on Sunday.
What these clueless fascist frauds like Frist,Kyle Leach et al. did do is open up a new/old market of brick and mortar street books.
Here a tip for ya, Frist and frauds,get off the phone with that 14 year old and call up your book and take the Dodgers +130 against the Mets.....you'll need the money when your in the unemployment line when you and your righteous hypocrates get voted out of office.
Will Bush stop me from 'gambling' in the stock market over the internet, too?
*""It is extraordinary how many American families have been touched by large losses from Internet gambling," said US Representative Jim Leach........."*
A legitimate issue, the financial losses. How about dealing with the biggest financial loss facing the American public, the one that Congress can un-create in a flash?
That loss is the poor sucker who goes into his IRA before age 59 1/2 to pay catastrophic medical expenses without paying the penalty taxes and fees. The IRS has entire call centers that do nothing but hound these people into bankruptcy and homelessness. C'mon Mr. Leach, allow an exception for medical expenses if you really care about the chilrun.
What this is about is the Las Vegas and Indian casinos paid off everyone to limit competition.
Good thing I can still gamble on stocks going up or down.
Oops! I mean invest my money on stocks going up or down.
It's all about the nomenclature, right congress?
From that Shakespearian classic "Demolition Man".
Thank you, President Bush, for saving me from myself.