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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

Beverly143 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:49 AM
You bet they are. Term limits and no exemptions from laws the rest of us are forced to follow - rules for thee but not for me is BS. If Social Security is so great why doesn't congress belong to the system? If Obamacare is so great, why isn't congress part of the plan? If weapons are so bad, why does congress still get to carry and we the peons must fight with scissors?

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...