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View Diary: Open thread for night owls: 'Hard Times USA' looks at how the poor are punished for being poor (85 comments)

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  •  Panhandling: living the high life (7+ / 0-)
    A city in Texas passed an ordinance requiring panhandlers to purchase a $115 license; the police chief said the fee was more than fair since he claimed to have seen a few local panhandlers living the high life at a Chili's restaurant.
    WTF, all to hide poverty?

    Give the man/woman a job it'll save money and maybe a life

    •  Won't work. It's cheaper to get busted (2+ / 0-)
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      and reside at the hotel at there expense. Three hots and a cot.
      The trouble with these idiots is that they don't understand the poor person's mindset.

      Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

      by franklyn on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:12:23 PM PST

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    •  and then the greedy landlords get (1+ / 0-)
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      inspected by some city fkhd bldg inspector who red tags the cheap apartments and throws everybody out in 24 hours...everybody described in this diary could have equivalents in those apartments...now in the street.

      the city:
      'we want to help, here's the list of homeless shelters.'

      rreagan was right about way too much, the bastard.

      and it's not the first time I have seen it and that's just me.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 12:21:43 AM PST

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