I am a disabled Vietnam War veteran who takes care of my mother and aunt who are both disabled. I get a sitter one day a week to do my errands and shopping. When I am done I need a place to go relax and forget about the rest of the world.
Yes it sounds stupid to put money in a machine, push a button and watch the wheel roll. When I do that I don't think about my problems or my situation at home. I put in $40 dollars and play at least 4 hours on it. If I loose I have had $10 an hour entertainment. It is also a place to socialize with people you have never met before. I need that outlet.
If they are so afraid of welfair people loosing their money - don't give them any. Or put stronger control on it. Food stamps are for food. But they sell them for cash. I see it all the time. If they want to gamble their soap and toilet paper money - so be it.
What are they going to do next? Cancell charge cards because some people abuse them.
We need to stand up for our rights of having an easy access entertainment that does not require physical exertion. I want my game room back.
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