Read the above and then below. The problem with those who accept the rhetoric of Senator Sanders and friends is they are narrow focused and naive. For many seniors, in fact I’ll say the majority, the real issue is how one chooses to spend their money.
Clearly a few hours at a casino is more pleasurable than a root canal, but there is no difference in the value of money spent. It’s a matter of priorities and which we feel more responsible in paying.
Seniors are one of the fastest-growing groups of gamblers. One study found that gambling was the most frequently identified social activity among adults over 65, with casinos and bingo surpassing movies, lunch, shopping and golf as preferred social activities.https://www.northstarpg.org/research/gambling-is-increasingly-popular-among-older-adults/