Nothing is too small for the government to quibble over. Not collecting taxes from teenage girls for babysitting, not the size of your soft drinks, and sure as shit not your office NCAA basketball brackets.
I don’t care about sports, at al. I don’t watch them, I don’t go to the games (which makes me a big curmudgeon when the try to pass tax increases to fund stadiums) in fact I was unaware of any the madness that occurs in March till recently.
In the great utopian state of Minnesota where I reside, the gambling Board took the time earlier this week to remind the proles that self-funded office brackets are in fact gambling, by state law. And that you’d be breaking the law by participating. Never mind the fact that the State runs lotteries every week, just racking in the cash. No conflict of interest there, right?
The state agent went on to say, that they believe many people were unaware that would be breaking the law. But, it’s thought that tens of thousands of Minnesotans participate in these sorted, back alley type of transactions each year. And this is much to the bewilderment and dismay of benevolent tax collectors.
I’m sure most people know, and even if they don’t, they still wouldn’t care. Everyone is an agorist in the dark, especially during March Madness.