It's amazing how a good budget crisis can make a Libertarian out of any politician. "Can we tax it if we legalize it?"
First it was the Hippy Lettuce on the table for legalization in my home state, the People's Republic of California - and now - online poker!
California Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said today he's open to the idea but wants more time to study it (ie. more time to gauge the potential tax revenue) reports the Sacramento Bee.
Imagine what kind of fun we're missing out on at a national level, all because the Federal Government isn't required to balance a budget? We could be getting a heavy dose of sex, drugs, and rock and roll poured down our throats by Uncle Sam, in an attempt to raise some tax revenue to balance the budget!
"No Uncle Sam, please not another hooker...I gotta go to work!"
Hey if we have concerts to benefit victims of natural disasters and such, why not dust of Kenny Rogers and have him go acoustic for this cause? Come to Sac, Kenny - beer's on me!