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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

Dorothy152 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:13 AM
Yes but when government screws up they say OOPS and move on with our tax paid pensions but when we 'the people' screw up they, the government just penalize us and take more of our money to pay themselves higher pensions. Isn't it a wonderful world, especially if your are a government worker!

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...