Over the objections of gambling opponents in Congress, the Obama administration has granted a request by US Representative Barney Frank to delay a long-scheduled federal crackdown on illegal Internet poker and casino sites.The best part of the story is this:
Frank sought the six-month reprieve so he could keep working on a pet issue: legalizing online gambling.
You won’t find the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee at a poker table or roulette wheel, as Frank doesn’t gamble. But he said he does not want the government telling people what to do with their own money.Frank (who happens to be my congressman) is absolutely right about this. Too bad he does not want to let people keep more their own money in the first place.