NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Kyl Gums Up The Works Over UIGEA
January 13, 2022

Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), one of the original proponents of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, has recently been accused by numerous inside sources of holding up various key appointments to the United States Treasury Department- according to a recent article from RecentPoker.com- as possible retribution for that department's decision to delay the UIGEA for another six months.

This possible reason for blocking such major appointments as Under Secretary of the Treasury, was echoed in a recent National Journal piece, and has gotten the attention not only of the understaffed members of the Treasury- anxious to continue working on the country's current major economic crisis- but also by members of the media- even those often sympathetic to conservative causes- like Fox's John Stossel, who felt compelled to discuss the issue in a recent blog,

"It's a mystery to me why politicians like Barney Frank understand personal freedom when it comes to things like gambling, but want the government to strangle economic freedom, and why politicians like Kyl get so much right but get hysterical about gambling.

A good rule of thumb: if you were smart enough to earn your money, you know better than government busybodies what to do with it."  -John Stossel: Right-wing Nanny State.


Story by Mark Anderson

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