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5 more Congressmen sign up for Frank's HR 2046

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by jetset, Jul 22, 2007.

    Jul 22, 2007
  1. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    FIVE MORE SPONSORS FOR ANTI-UIGEA BILL

    Support for Congressman Frank's bid to regulate online gambling in the USA grows

    July has been a good month for Congressman Barney Frank, Chairman of the influential House Financial Services Committee and author of Bill HR 2046 the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act which proposes the regulation and taxation of Internet gambling in the United States instead of banning the pastime.

    Five more Congressman have signed on to the Bill as sponsors, including Representatives Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) who attached their support to the bill July 10, and Representatives Steven R. Rothman (D-N.J.), Michael M. Honda (D-Calif.) and Albert Russell Wynn (D-Md.) who signed up late last week.

    The addition of the latest representatives grows the current list of co-sponsors to 32, up from the bill's original 11 when Frank first introduced the Act to the House in April.

    The new sign-ups join the following politicians who have previously signed up to support the Frank bill, which calls for online gambling in the United States to be taxed and regulated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

    Alcee L. Hastings
    Don Young
    Gary L. Ackerman
    Howard L. Berman
    James McGovern
    Julia Carson
    Joseph Crowley
    Bob Filner
    Luis V. Gutierrez
    Peter T. King
    Jim McDermott
    James McGovern
    Charlie Melancon
    Ed Perlmutter
    Linda T Sanchez
    Melvin L. Watt
    Shelly Berkley
    Michael Capuano
    Wm. Lacy Clay
    Steve Israel
    Carolyn McCarthy
    Ron Paul
    Ross Carnahan
    Ciro D. Rodriguez
    Edolphus Towns
    Robert Wexler
    Vito Fossella

    Frank's aides have repeatedly said that interested parties calling their political representatives with expressions of support for the Frank bill were having a positive effect in encouraging politicians to re-examine the implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and the alternatives which HR 2046 presents.

    If passed, Frank's bill will neutralise the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, signed into law by U.S. president George Bush last October. The UIGEA prohibits financial transactions from banks and credit card companies to Internet casinos, poker rooms and sports betting sites, and has been described by Frank and other politicians as "preposterous," "one of the stupidest laws ever passed by Congress" and as an invasion of American personal freedom.
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2007
  3. cynthial

    cynthial Boo

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    With only 4 Republicans on board I decided to take a closer look at them.

    Fossella is a 42 yr old Moderate Republican in office since 97 who has a record of working with Democrats. He has spoken out against the Bush administrations handling of Homeland Security funds.

    Young is in his 18th term serving Alaska and is the guy who earmarked over 400 million dollars of pork out of the 1 Billion he got for his state to build 2"bridges to nowhere".

    Peter King has been in Congress since 93 and votes along Party lines 86.6% although he voted against the impeachment of Bill Clinton and for the Federal Assualt Weapons Ban.

    Ron Paul is a 10 term Congressman from Texas who is running for President. Nicknamed Dr. No because he votes against any bill that he believes violates the constitution.

    It appears this is going to be along party lines. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2007
  5. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    **looking over list very carefully** hmmm... I don't seem to see any Congressmen from Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee on there... I can't imagine why.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jul 22, 2007
  7. cynthial

    cynthial Boo

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    You stumped me Mouse! Why those three? Bible Belt? Hillbillies? What?
     
  8. Jul 22, 2007
  9. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    hey i have done everything i can on my part and will continue to do so:rolleyes:bible belt, yes prob has alot to do with it i.m.o. but hillbillies cyn ? really my feelings are a wee bit hurt, rather be called a redneck!!:D there are several churches mainly southern baptist, church of christ and a few others that have alot of power in these areas, mine in included. "your damned and going to hell if you gamble" is some of the sayings ive heard from a few of my church members. note: this is one of the reasons i havent been to church in awhile and thats sad. the "southen baptist convention "has too much political pull in these states above. check it out if you dont believe me. laurie
     
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  10. Jul 22, 2007
  11. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots

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    I still say Bill Gates would be good lol He would be all for it

    This guy should run for President and return the world to
    reality!
    Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with
    this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.
    Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11
    things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how
    feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids
    with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for
    failure in the real world.
    Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!
    Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world
    will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about
    yourself.
    Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000. a year right out of high
    school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn
    both.
    Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
    boss.
    Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
    Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it
    opportunity.
    Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't
    whine about your mistakes, learn from them!!!
    Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parent(s) weren't as boring
    as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning
    your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you
    were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your
    parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
    Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
    but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades
    and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right
    answer. This does NOT bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in
    real life!!!
    Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get
    summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND
    YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
    Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people
    actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
    Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for
    one; if you are one, congratulations on your hard work!

    Oh No and here I was thinking this was a joke
    Who ever gets in going to do what they what to do best for us.
    And I can't say what.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2007
  13. cynthial

    cynthial Boo

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    Hi Lauriejim,

    I only wanted to know why Mouse was interested in those 3 states. I like hillbillies. :)

    And I have seen that you are very active. :thumbsup: I have also written my reps but to no avail. Canned reply is all I got back.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2007
  15. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

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    Of course, it is not due to Bill Gates, but to Charles J. Sykes, and you also forgot the last three rules, one of which is:

    Rule No. 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2007
  17. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Are we feeling abit stuffy today GM?:D
     
  18. Jul 22, 2007
  19. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    i also have gotten no response back from mine, they all must be at an S.B.C meeting:D:D or in tunica gambling !! do read up on them "the s.b.c " if you get the chance. it will scare you ,the power that they hold on the political system in the south esp..laurie
     
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  20. Jul 22, 2007
  21. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots

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    LOL that's nothing new
    He hates me
     
  22. Jul 22, 2007
  23. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    mr. bush meeting with the S.B.C

    here is bush meeting with the s.b.c.
     
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  24. Jul 22, 2007
  25. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    'Cause I'm from Alabama, Cyn. :D You know... where there are no casinos (because gambling is evil), but if I drive 20 miles across the Georgia state line you meet up with other people from Ala. -- all standing in line to buy lottery tickets. ;) And I always bump into a lot of folks from Ala. when I drive the 350 miles to Tunica or Biloxi for a gambling trip. But it's ok that our roads aren't fit to drive on, and our children's schools are falling down around their heads, 'cause we're good, sanctimonious people that don't allow no gamblin' down here. :icon_evil

    Sorry... those little rants just pop out every now and then. :oops:

    After having sent snail mail and email to my congressman over these last several months -- I sent the most recent email to express my support for Barney Frank's (and the other online gambling) bills. I finally received a reply in the mail. Mostly form letter, thanking me for writing, and while he is not on the Financial services committee (yah, I knew that), he will keep my support for those bills in mind should they come to a vote. Yeah. Right. :rolleyes:

    Alabama representatives consistently vote against anything to do with gambling or alchohol. Keeps the bible thumpers happy, and if we want to gamble, citizens can always drive to a neighboring state and boost revenue there rather than at home.
     
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  26. Jul 22, 2007
  27. bonustreak

    bonustreak Senior Member webmeister

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    The 2 Mo ones just got a donation from me and a letter of thanks!
     
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  28. Jul 22, 2007
  29. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    i can remember when you couldnt buy beer after midnight:mad: and never on sundays:mad: now its after 12 noon on sunday you can buy it.whats that old saying "they roll up the sidewalks when the sun goes down". im glad we have tunica, atleast we have somewhere fairly close where we can go gamble.;) our mini mini vegas.
     
  30. Jul 22, 2007
  31. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    WTG! :thumbsup:

    Laurie: The county where I live is still 'dry', believe it or not. Have to drive 20 miles for a brew.

    BTW... does anyone know where to write to Barney Frank (regarding his online gaming bills) even if you aren't from his state? I mean, come on, the stuff that he deals with in the financial services committee affect all of us, whether we're his constituents or not.

    I think I've written to him before, but I don't know what address I used. (Yes, you are right, Mousey is a moron, and couldn't find her own butt even if she had a flashlight. :p )
     
  32. Jul 22, 2007
  33. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    I said a Bud Light! :D

    This should work...

    (202) 225-5931; 225-0182
    Newton: (617) 332-3920

    Washington Address:

    Congressman Barney Frank
    2252 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, DC 20515-2104
    (202) 225-5931

    District Addresses:

    29 Crafts Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 332-3920

    558 Pleasant Street
    Room 309
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 999-6462

    The Jones Building
    29 Broadway
    Suite 310
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 822-4796
     
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  34. Jul 22, 2007
  35. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    that's it!!! Thanks Lojo! :thumbsup:
     
  36. Jul 22, 2007
  37. cynthial

    cynthial Boo

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    I think you are pronouncing it wrong. Bugs Bunny says it as "Maroon" .:p
     
  38. Jul 22, 2007
  39. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    I have actually gotten replies from both my state reps even if it was a semi canned response but I was impressed over the fact that it addressed the gambling portion of my letter...interesting....maybe, just maybe. the helpers that are reading these things are bringing the letters content to the attention to the reps so they actually address a part of what was written in the letter?

    Anyway, I keep writing and now I am up to my third response from the Senator :D
     

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