United States Of Gambling? How Pathetic
Don't get me wrong. I enjoy gaming as much as the next person. In fact to my ultimate dismay I enjoy it far more after several martini's. Working with numbers all my life requires me to libate prior to gaming otherwise I would feel stupid wagering against such strong odds. Yet I distinctly hear Pavlov ringing that damned bell after the announcement just released by the Department of Justice at the behest of the Obama administration.
In effect they are giving a green light to the states to institute online gaming from selling lotto tickets to poker and including sports betting. Why would they risk turning us into gaming junkies which is all to easy to do? Tax revenue. But you all knew this no doubt.
As I said it is loads of fun and I enjoy it personally and would make no moral judgement towards any adult choosing how to utilize their disposable income. As the old saying goes the monuments built in Las Vegas did not occur as a result of all of us winning so often. No I believe they rely on juicing us up and letting nature takes its course and off goes the college fund. I have been there many a long night. At least I had much fun albeit expensive fun. Maybe I am just a weak gambler. More realistically maybe the house odds are so favorable that I might be a good gambler and it really does not matter in the end.
My point is that I find this all parasitical in the extreme. Why do our leaders always begin with the premise of raising revenue. Between all levels of government they now suck and spend close to $6 trillion annually. I find it beyond mind boggling and without question immoral as they borrow almost half of this amount each year for our progeny to worry about when we are long gone. Pathetic leadership in the extreme is a compliment to these fools.Continued on the next page