With all the problems that this country is currently facing, from two never ending wars, millions of people who have exhausted two years of unemployment, Congressional bickering over giving the richest 1% OF THE PEOPLE EVEN MORE MONEY, a lame duck Congress with three weeks to at least TRY and solve these problems, we have our good friend, Harry Reid, taking care of his real constituents.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has asked his staff to work on a bill that would legalize online poker.
You got to be fucking kidding me.
Staffers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are circulating a bill to legalize poker playing on the Internet that's backed by large casino interests.
The Nevada casino companies pushing the measure were among the Democrat's biggest donors during his fierce re-election fight. They argue the bill would provide consumer protection for poker players and would provide some tax revenue for federal and state governments.
On Wednesday, three Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Mr. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) opposing any efforts to pass Internet poker legislation during the lame-duck session.
Wait, it gets even better,
According to the draft of the bill reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Reid's office is considering language that would allow only existing casinos, horse tracks and slot-machine makers to operate online poker websites for the first two years after the bill passes, which could limit the ability of other companies to enter the market.
The bill would also outsource oversight to state regulators, another move supported by existing casinos that don't want to see the federal government become overly involved in regulating their industry.
Ill give ya two guesses who these priveleged few would be.
And I quote,
"Be assured that the casinos went all in for Reid."
That would be for his recent election against that loony tunes crazy woman Sharon Anglle.
So, to recap, Reid is pretty much telling us all to go fuck ourselves while he has his staff spending precious time drafting legislation to legalize On line Poker, to pay his casino buddies back for helping him retain office.
That's Democracy in action, ain't it?
The people first and all that horseshit Rah Rah crap.
What an asshole.
Jesus motherfucking christ, do I hate politicians, especially this wimpy cock sucker.
Fuck, Pelosi has bigger balls than this sycophantic, money grubbing, whore.
If he thinks for one fucking second that the Repubs are going to go along with this blatent bit of nut licking, he had better think again.
Personally, I think he should be using his and his staffers time a little more productively
LIKE FIXING OUR IMMEDIATE FUCKING PROBLEMS!