Originally Posted by kwansolo
Bass was in Congress when the Safe Port Act passed in 2006, but he “wasn’t up on it,” Loveland says – neither the fashion in which it passed, nor last weekend’s DOJ indictment.
Ugh...you're a congressman...it's your JOB to 'be up on it'! Can you tell me any job, anywhere...where that is an acceptable answer?
I think the US govt has completely dropped the ball by not regulating this industry. Our tone with our congress people should be that they have FAILED to do their jobs, they should be on the defensive on this issue. It's not up to them to grant us the privilege. The legality and morality of "gambling" has already been weighed and it's legal in some form in almost every state. I can drive 5 minutes down the road and play poker in a legal, regulated card room in california. I can play in my own house. Why can't I play online? Their feelings on "gambling" should not enter this decision, this is strictly a money issue. Many other countries have already figured this out and have implemented regulation, why are we so far behind?
Layoffs in the thousands in any other sector would cause an uproar and make the news...the DOJ didn't just shut down PS, FT, etc...they effectively removed thousands of jobs from the economy. That is the REAL story and should be further embarrassment to any politician. THEIR failure to regulate this industry for the past decade has cost the US millions if not billions in tax revenue. When we are cutting back school curriculums and struggling to balance the budget, how is this in any way acceptable?
Congress...your failure to act has caused the loss of considerable tax revenue, jobs and freedoms. What are you doing to fix it?