Anyways, I was over at BTB when I saw a link to LawDog. And I still haven't stopped laughing.
One cathouse. Just one. Not "one in every state". Not "one whether you think you need it or not". Just one single legal bawdy-house with an already-established customer base.
And they couldn't keep it out of the red.
Now, this is just my opinion, but if your money-handling skills are so poor that you can't even make a profit selling sex, then you have absolutely no business getting involved in more complicated financial areas.
In other words, if "Slam, bam, thank you ma'am, here's a hundred bucks" is too complicated for you to make a profit, then you might just want to keep your meat-hooks out of, say -- health care.
Well, we already KNEW the government couldn't even take a shit without assistance. Why is it a surprise that they can't run a whorehouse? Seriously. Do you really think that the people on Capitol Hill know jack squat about economics? Hell no they don't. And if you need any proof, may I point you to the many socialists in Congress. Anyone with a basic understanding of economics wouldn't touch any socialist scheme with a ten foot pole.
And yet, the gummint wants to push more socialist schemes down our throats....