If they can tax it, they’ll legalize it.

The bill would direct the Treasury Department to license and regulate Internet gambling operations, while a companion measure, pending before another committee, would allow the Internal Revenue Service to tax such businesses. Winnings by individuals would also be taxed, as regular gambling winnings are now. The taxes could yield as much as $42 billion for the government over 10 years, supporters said.

via Congress Is Rethinking Its Ban on Internet Gambling – NYTimes.com.

What’s next? I know! Let’s legalize Marijuana, that way the government can tax the heck out of it’s sales like they do cigarettes.

Oy vey.

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