Barney Frank Pushing for Net Gambling Repeal

by on April 13, 2007 · 6 comments

pokerRep. Barney Frank is continuing his effort to repeal the U.S. ban on online gambling, which he calls “one of the stupidest things I ever saw.” The law, the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act,” was passed during the last session of Congress. Now that he’s the chair of the House Financial Services Committee he certainly has a better chance taking this silly law off the books, but he still faces an uphill battle.

Back in October 2003, when I was still with the Cato Institute, my colleague Wayne Crews and I brought Rep. Frank to Cato to deliver some keynote remarks on this issue during an event we hosted. He was amazing and his speech that day remains to the most principled (and highly entertaining) thing I’ve ever heard anyone say on the issue to date. And, luckily, the video is still on the Cato website here. Make sure to check it out and listen to the excellent Q&A session in particular. Great stuff.

  • clirus

    Barney Frank wants Net Gambling

    This is what you get when democrats are in control of government. Pork and Sin

    Barney Frank = A siren from the cesspool trying to entice others to join him.

    When compared to perfection, Republicans did not look good, but when compared to democrats, Republicans look brilliant.

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    Barney Frank Pushing for Net Gambling Repeal

    Rep. Barney Frank is continuing his effort to repeal the U.S. ban on online gambling, which he calls “one of the stupidest things I ever saw.” The law, the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act,” was passed during the last session of Congress. Now that he’s the chair of the House Financial Services Committee he certainly has a better chance taking this silly law off the books, but he still faces an uphill battle.

  • clirus

    Barney Frank wants Net Gambling

    This is what you get when democrats are in control of government. Pork and Sin

    Barney Frank = A siren from the cesspool trying to entice others to join him.

    When compared to perfection, Republicans did not look good, but when compared to democrats, Republicans look brilliant.

    ————————–

    Barney Frank Pushing for Net Gambling Repeal

    Rep. Barney Frank is continuing his effort to repeal the U.S. ban on online gambling, which he calls “one of the stupidest things I ever saw.” The law, the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act,” was passed during the last session of Congress. Now that he’s the chair of the House Financial Services Committee he certainly has a better chance taking this silly law off the books, but he still faces an uphill battle.

  • http://www.techliberation.com/archives/042271.php shazer

    “When compared to perfection, Republicans did not look good, but when compared to democrats, Republicans look brilliant.”

    Well…the comment speaks for itself, doesn’t it. Anyone who believes that the dim-witted, greedy-pig, class-war-arousing Restuplicans look….”brilliant”…Wow! I guess when you have your head firmly up your ass, even a faint ray of light seems “brilliant”. Pork on, Republican mammon-sucker!

  • http://www.techliberation.com/archives/042271.php shazer

    “When compared to perfection, Republicans did not look good, but when compared to democrats, Republicans look brilliant.”

    Well…the comment speaks for itself, doesn’t it. Anyone who believes that the dim-witted, greedy-pig, class-war-arousing Restuplicans look….”brilliant”…Wow! I guess when you have your head firmly up your ass, even a faint ray of light seems “brilliant”. Pork on, Republican mammon-sucker!

  • http://www.madduxsports.com sports picks

    A little late but did anyone see the hearing on June 8th? Just got a chance to watch it for the first time tonight. Clearly Frank and his supporters did a much better job citing sources and calling on expert witnesses than his opponents.

  • http://www.madduxsports.com sports picks

    A little late but did anyone see the hearing on June 8th? Just got a chance to watch it for the first time tonight. Clearly Frank and his supporters did a much better job citing sources and calling on expert witnesses than his opponents.

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