I hear the Massachusetts state treasurer wants to add online gambling to the state’s line-up of revenue raising endeavors. That’s a good one, folks:
“Why do you outlaw gambling in your state?”
“We outlaw gambling because it just brings in organized crime.”
“So you run the rackets yourself?”
“It’s not a racket: it’s a legitimate business!”
“That’s why you’re worried it’ll bring in organized crime, right?”
Come to think of it, government is the biggest organized crime syndicate we’ve got. Why not put gambling operations in the hands of experts?