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Re: “Industry preps for possible sweepstakes ban

I am a single mother who manages one of these locations. Its bc of this job that I do not need welfare in any form or fashion to assist my daughter and myself with our everyday living expenses. The media (and our government) is over-hyping the supposed “negative effects” of our business centers. As a manager and employee I have many many customers that come in our establishment to purchase Internet time and file their weekly unemployment claims. I have assisted many customers in preparing their resumes and applying for jobs using our prepaid Internet services. College students frequent our locations because we are open later than the library and they can access the Internet and utilize our docs and spreadsheets to assist with their homework and research. We also offer a safe environment where many retired people come and socialize with others in the community, people who used to stay shut indoors all the time with no where to go and no Internet access, now they get out, come play our free games, have coffee with friends, and learn a little more about the computer and Internet then they ever thought they would. Not only would you be shutting down an establishment that assists so many different types of people throughout the community and limiting their freedom of choice, but you would also be taking away hundreds of jobs causing the unemployment rate to skyrocket, the welfare rate to rise, and many many more people losing their homes, cars, and lives. Alot of the employees are college students, single mothers, fathers and husbands that have been laid off of other jobs and cant find employment elsewhere in this horrible economy! So when you take these things away from us what is your solution to replace the jobs that will be lost, how are you planning on being able to offer the assistance to those who need Internet access for college work, unemployment claims, job searches and the many other services and safe social environment that we provide? What are your plans to replace the needed services we offer to so many in our communities? You say you are doing this as a solution to a problem but I fail to see where you are offering a better alternative to so many that will be left without. This is not a solution only another attempt to strip those citizens that trust in you of their rights and so many more of their jobs and resources available to them at a cost they can afford.

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Posted by 444Val on 06/29/2010 at 6:03 PM

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