My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep. He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly I realized my dog is a congressman.
"Overall, I am for betting because I am against bullshit. Bullshit is
polluting our discourse and drowning the facts. A bet costs the
bullshitter more than the non-bullshitter so the willingness to bet
signals honest belief. A bet is a tax on bullshit; and it is a just tax,
tribute paid by the bullshitters to those with genuine knowledge."