Thursday, May 25, 2006

Help Pass The Read The Bills Act

So why do I think it is important that congress passes the Read The Bills Act? Because I have reason to believe they have been passing (or rejecting) some very important legislation without having a clue about what they are voting on. Here's one recent example. "The trouble is, no one is quite sure what's in it. The quickened pace in recent days has helped the Senate get to "yes" on the 614-page bill-a final vote is expected this week. And it's given senators a rare chance to actually legislate. But it's also produced several surprises that have caught members off guard." Is it just me or did that say our senators haven't read the legislation their voting on. If you or I are going to sign a legal contract we study it first. Reading a piece of legislation before you vote on it is one of the few things that would be more important than reading a contract before you sign it.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Anonymous free poker online said...

I agree with the legislation which aims to ban credit cards as a payment method for online gambling of any sort... and i think it should be enforced worldwide – not just in America. In fact, gambling with a credit card should be banned full stop. Not just on the internet. It’s a no brainer when you consider you are placing backing the outcome of an uncertain event with somebody else’s money. Chance and credit do not mix well in my opinion, and continuing to allow it would only contribute further in negatively affecting the high levels of personal debt many citizens today find themselves in. I do however, think that the prohibition won't work; or at least it won’t be received well amongst gamblers - I mean what’s the point in banning a credit card payment made on an online poker game, for example, but continuing to allow online sports betting? Slightly hypocritical, no? I mean how can you allow someone to participate [with or without a credit card] in online horse racing betting, but not put any money on a hand of texas hold’em poker? both activities involve a large degree of chance, and neither are guaranteed to yield financial return.
What really infuriates me however, is that the minority of irresponsible gamblers [those paying with someone elses money!] have now ruined the fun of online betting for everyone else - those like me who pay with money they actually have in their bank!!
At least for the Americans there is always the free online poker games!

6:47 AM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

if you're using Credit Cards for Online Gambling... you are at the risk of identity theft

4:21 AM  

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