Friday, September 15, 2006

GOP Senate Leader Frist Trying to Impose restrictions on Internet Gambling

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) is attempting to impose strict regulations on the growing online gambling industry by tying a measure to the Defense Authorization bill, today's issue of National Journal's Technology Daily is reporting.

LSB: What does internet gambling have to do with a defense bill? Isn’t there anyway to stop these unrelated amendments from being attached to bills that have nothing to do with the legislation being proposed? With less than three weeks before recessing the 109th Congress for the mid-term elections, is this really a top priority for our government? Maybe it's the cynic in me (!!!), but this appears to be yet another brazen attempt to deflect attention from the missed opportunities and play to a conservative base desperate for some reason to go to the polls. Is Internet gambling the best he can do – are there no gays or flag-burners to kick around one more time? This shit is exactly why we need to throw out ALL of the bums and get some new representatives in the House and Senate!

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