Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-Mass.) online gambling bill appears to be gaining some momentum.
It’s unfortunate that it takes the promise of tax revenue for the federal government to respect individual freedom. But I suppose that’s the reality of things.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Horseracing) quote in the article is bizarre. Somehow, we shouldn’t legalize Internet gambling because . . . Tim Geithner didn’t pay his taxes. Sure, Bob. When I debated Goodlatte about online gambling on CNBC a few years ago, he weirdly tried to tie the issue to Jack Abramoff (weird because Goodlatte and the GOP leadership ended up passing the very bill Abramoff lobbied for).
The guy pretty obviously knows he has a losing argument. Which is why he’d rather invoke bogeymen and lame partisan zingers than actually discuss the issue.