Everyonce in a while I find myself agreeing with someone whom I think of as a liberal. This morning while reading The Globe online is one of those times. Barney Frank has introduced legislation to legalize on-line gaming. Who knew Mr. Frank had a libertarian streak in him?
Heather Wong, a spokeswoman for Frank, said the legislator is in the “thinking stage” of drafting a bill to reverse Congress’s decision last year to prohibit the collection of credit card payments from gambling websites. She said she had no other details.
The Financial Times quoted the Massachusetts Democrat yesterday saying that the law, formally known as the Unlawful Enforcement Gambling Act, is “preposterous” and one of the “stupidest” ever passed.
Congressman Frank, I couldn’t have said it better myself.