Monday, February 27, 2006

Pssst, ya wanna know a secret?! People cheat when they’re playing online poker.

Ya wanna know another one?! People cheat on their taxes.

They’re closer in principle than you might think. Think about it:

· It’s all about the Benjamins.
· If you move your money around quickly and don’t brag about it, you probably won’t get caught.
· If you do get caught, the penalty is usually financial. Rarely will it be jail, which is one big reason why it’s not scary to most
· Most of the cheaters claim that it’s a victimless crime because they never meet the victims
· Most of the cheaters rationalize that they’re just exposing loopholes in a system, rather than simply ignoring the rules
· Ultimately, the cheaters are fucking all of the law-abiding citizens, because they’re (a) they’re taking money that isn’t theirs (aka “robbing Pauly to pay Zee”), and (b) they’re gonna bring the feds down on everyone

Cheating is cheating, folks. You can spin it any way you want, but even though I doubt any of us really read the Terms of Service agreements (or the Tax Code), we all know the rules. Some of these asshats don’t find the penalties to be enough deterrent and will continue to flout the system. Here’s hoping that they get caught and imprisoned in federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.


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