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Commends mayor on truth about gambling

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To the editor:

I want to commend Mayor Snyder for his presentation of the truth about gambling.

For the small percentage of revenue we might (or might not) receive, the impact of money being lost by individuals and families looking for a quick fix to their financial situation is already incredibly detrimental to our town without gambling being added into the mix. The cultural trend to get something for nothing -- to get paid for not working -- is an erosion of our economy, not a help. And also, the families who are struggling financially who will go under because of this are seldom mentioned.

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The joy and satisfaction of a job well-done is unknown to many of our adults as well as teens.

I urge the city council to vote "NO" on this proposal.

Marge Iden
Retired children's minister

[Posted July 16, 2012]

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