Instead of moaning and whining about their tv's going dark, a lot of seniors or not, how about skipping a week of dropping $50-$100 on lottery or Atlantic City slots or $7 a pack for cigarettes and buying a converter box. I see it all the time at the lottery counter. Personally, I don't play the lottery. I have no sympathy for these folks. I'm sure Mr. Vernon disagrees.
Actually, why would you think I would disagree?
While I do have sympathy for people who are actually in need of assistance... by and large, those are not the people we are talking about in this thread..
Most of the people who are "worried" over for lack of a converter seem to me to be folks who already have the means to do this themselves OR pay for someone to do it.
My gripe has been consistent lack of worry or offer of assistance for the people truly in need of things.
I agree, there are people who could make minor adjustments to their budget and easily afford the $40 converter box.