Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Could this be true?

Every field has it's star professionals, those who play in the top 1 or 2% and really make the money.

Panhandling apparently is no exception. Edmonton police claim that some panhandlers make up to $400 a day and that one even lives in a high-rise condo in the downtown area.

At first I felt slightly disgusted by this. Why should this person beg other people for money and live better than some of them who generously give to him?

Then I realized people make money all kinds of ways and if his talent is begging....... It's not so uncommon apparently as a quick Google search yielded up "panhandling tips"

I personally wouldn't make my money leeching off of others. It's better to provide a service than demand money.

My biggest concern is the true poor and needy that aren't getting what they need because charity is being given out on the street rather to organizations with proven track records and history.

The only other thing I can say is you know a region has a great economy when begging brings a 6 figure income (tax-free!).

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