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  •  No, I don't "get this" (4+ / 0-)

    If there was some form of compulsion, some requirement that people buy lottery tickets then, maybe, you'd have a point.
    It's voluntary, do you not get this?
    Poor people, like any other people, make their own choices about how to spend their money. For poor people, those decisions are much more fraught than for people with higher incomes. I've never felt that I had money to burn and that's what gambling is, burning money. It's an unforced error.
    Sorry if I have no sympathy for people who make bad decisions like that.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:28:24 PM PDT

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