Monday, November 10, 2008

Scalping Tickets - a Federal Crime

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., also said she's crafting a bill that would make a federal crime of selling tickets to the historic event Jan. 20.


  1. Damn, D4, you beat me to it.

    How hard is it for the inaugural committee to make the tickets like airliners already do: Print the attendee's name and address on the ticket, and make them show photo ID that matches to be admitted. Requiring such IDs for the inauguration may require recalibrating irony meters nationwide, but it solves the problem without the need for any legislation.

    If she can't be bothered to do that much, why should the United States Code be amended to criminalize the resale of a ticket to a public event?

  2. Perhaps, because she can. She's doing something to protect "the little people."

    At least, in her own mind...


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