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Cards and Care Packages for Freeway Exit Beggars; Tell Them Democrats Are Why They Can't Find Work
April 24, 2009 | Me

Posted on 04/24/2009 10:26:45 AM PDT by Son House

Let's help these folks understand why they can't find work, placing the blame squarely on the Democrats and their bad fiscal policies.

We can offer a care package or greeting card with a little cash or gift, to get out the truth about Democrat's high tax rates punishing the achievers is causing them trouble finding work.

Tactfully done, we can counter the damage Democrats, ACORN and the media are doing. Showing them some kindness and understanding for their situation, like start a greeting with "I know it must be hard for you to not find work, and have to come out here and rely on the kindness of strangers" then add a brief explanation or some words of wisdom like we share here.

Now, of course if you live in a dangerous area, you may not want to do this, although opening the door and putting out a care package can be done at a safe distance, don't drop or throw, but wave and smile as you drive off.

Yes, I have thought this may not be a good idea, but I think the good will out-weight the bad, a toothbrush, some crackers, disposable rain poncho, pop, and a note on the rotten Democrat policies, we won't get through to all of them, but some will know we are trying to help them get jobs;

Jobs that would be available in all areas of the country if lower tax rates and good business conditions, instead Democrats taxed profit from the employers, and now they are waiting for the Obama Administration and the Democrat Congress to slowly piece-meal mostly construction jobs to millions across the nation who NEED work in ALL sectors NOW

I don't usually offer anything to these freeway exit beggars, but I think we can use this as a 'teaching moment'. It saddening that anyone would come up with a way to deal with this kind of situation that is becoming all too common, thanks to Democrats and Rino's


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: beggars; cards; exit; freeway
Early this morning, before sun rise, I handed a man a couple of bucks as I drove to my first stop, God always enlightens me when he thinks it's time, and this was one of those times. I am going to carry greeting cards with $5(always remember $5 being a meaningful tip for me), cold pop on a hot day, a treat for a hungry transit
1 posted on 04/24/2009 10:26:45 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Er... you’re assuming these folks want a job...


2 posted on 04/24/2009 10:28:47 AM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: Son House

I think I will prepare a little message for the wino wearing a diamond earring whom I see begging in Crystal City occasionally.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 10:29:55 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Son House

The guy at our interstate exit is a professional exit panhandler.


4 posted on 04/24/2009 10:30:03 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: Son House

The guy at our interstate exit is a professional exit panhandler.


5 posted on 04/24/2009 10:30:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: Son House

You’re assuming these folks can read.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 10:32:58 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: gieriscm

No, not necessarily, but I do wish to help in a small way


7 posted on 04/24/2009 10:33:15 AM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: bert
A lot of them are.

There was one on an interstate once that a friend of mine passed. He got off a little bit further at the exit and pulled into a station. He saw the guy walk over a rise and a few minutes later pull out on the road in a nice Caddie.

8 posted on 04/24/2009 10:33:23 AM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: gieriscm
Er... you’re assuming these folks want a job...

They don't.

A local news station ran a story a few years back wherein they interviewed several street beggers ALL of who said they make up to $14 an hour begging. They did not want to work and refused work offered to them. This was in San Diego.

9 posted on 04/24/2009 10:34:30 AM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: Son House
That's awfully nice of you. Good job.

It reminds me of the classic rock radio station in Memphis, ROCK103. Around Christmas time a few years ago, they were asking listeners to participate in their half pints for the homeless.

They wanted folks to go out and buy half pint bottles of liquor and hand them out to the homeless. A bit of a tongue in check gesture. But still, it was kind of nice.

10 posted on 04/24/2009 10:35:29 AM PDT by A Cyrenian
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To: Son House

Sometimes they don’t want a job. They just want to mooch off of others. Here’s the story of two “affluent beggars”:

http://archive.mailtribune.com/archive/2006/0108/local/stories/01local.htm

These people aren’t the norm, but many beggars can’t hold down a job because of various addictions.


11 posted on 04/24/2009 10:35:36 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: Son House

You just paid him to be a panhandler. How does that help him?


12 posted on 04/24/2009 10:36:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: bert

I see a guy I used to go to school with a lot, and now I can offer a hand-out with a way -out, educate them to resist the Democrat who promises the world and leaves them stranded at the exit


13 posted on 04/24/2009 10:36:02 AM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: Son House

Not to be mean or anything, and maybe I’m a cynic, but every time I see a bum or beggar, I always wonder if they are truly that.

I’ve heard stories of people who work and then pretend to be a beggar to get extra (tax free) money.

And one of my friends, a few years ago, had lost his job and decided to be a beggar for a day, just to see what happened. He came back 2 hours later with $40. $20/hour is pretty good for doing nothing but sit on the side of the road and beg.

I guess I don’t really feel as bad as I should for these guys. In my mind, and it may seem harsh, but I think there are places for them to go, if they really wanted to not be starving and homeless, where they could clean up and if they tried, they could get something to accomodate living and food.

I could be wrong, but that’s my take.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 10:38:10 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Redneck Radicalized Right-Wing Extremist NOW RECRUITING - see Constitution for details!)
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To: South40; wally_bert; All

Well, after reading your posts I’m not so sure that couple’s story is an exception. A Cadillac? Wow.


15 posted on 04/24/2009 10:38:27 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: Lucky9teen

The idea is to teach the ones who are willing, it’s not necessarily to give money, a care package would be fine, there are going to be more poor folks then we could ever imagine as Democrats ruin the economy


16 posted on 04/24/2009 10:48:38 AM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: AppyPappy

It’s not the pay, it’s teaching fiscal conservatism that will count


17 posted on 04/24/2009 10:52:00 AM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: A Cyrenian

today was the first time I offered anything, he was about 60 yrs old, and when he thanked me and said ‘God Bless You’, I believe he meant it. It is obvious this situation is going to get worse until Democrat policies are repealed


18 posted on 04/24/2009 10:59:43 AM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: Son House
These people have jobs.

Their job is to portray beggars.

19 posted on 04/24/2009 11:05:15 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Son House

Small businesses are hunkering down, cutting workers, saving capital in preparation of Obamanomics.
That $750B ‘Bailout’ has become a $3T fiasco under Geithner and Obama. The ‘progressives’ voted for this!


20 posted on 04/24/2009 11:05:19 AM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: bert

This phenomenon has been around a long time. There’s actually an original Sherlock Holmes mystery (yes, by Arthur Conan Doyle) that revolves around it: “The Man with the Twisted Lip.” It’s a great story.


21 posted on 04/24/2009 11:18:52 AM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: proud American in Canada
2Th 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
22 posted on 04/24/2009 11:21:25 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013)
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To: Son House
Tell Them Democrats Are Why They Can't Find Work

What makes you think they want it?

23 posted on 04/24/2009 11:22:55 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: Son House
I handed a man a couple of bucks as I drove to my first stop, God always enlightens me when he thinks it's time,

Are you sure you're listening to the right God?

What you are doing is encouraging the beggars, and that's the last thing they need.

24 posted on 04/24/2009 12:07:48 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: gieriscm
Er... you’re assuming these folks want a job...

my first thought as well

25 posted on 04/24/2009 12:09:22 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: rjsimmon

That verse is the most effective concept that exists to fight poverty.


26 posted on 04/24/2009 12:11:21 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Son House
Are you kidding? This is their way of life,no matter what the economy or job situation is. They plainly do NOT want to work. Begging reaps more per day.

This is the truth, our local TV station did a Doc. on this, and followed the people to their homes, very nice homes by the way.

I do all my donations through my Church only, or someone comes to me personally needing help. That's it.

27 posted on 04/24/2009 12:28:08 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: Son House

I had just gotten news my grandaunt had died and was meetig up with a friend, so I could forget my grief for a while. I had stopped for a sub beforehand and only had half left. I saw a man with a sign asking for food. I gave him the half I had left and told him it was only half, but was all I had. He genuinely seemed grateful when he said, “Thank you and God Bless you. Drive safely.”


28 posted on 04/24/2009 12:34:53 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: mikeus_maximus

It’s a teaching moment, there are some folks that actually would prefer a job, yes there are bums that will never work anyhow, but I am willing to give to all for the few who are on hard times that would work given opportunity


29 posted on 04/24/2009 1:17:00 PM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Yes, I am listening to the right God, and if I just fed a beggar for a meal, maybe someone else would receive the attached note


30 posted on 04/24/2009 1:18:57 PM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: annieokie

I think some fail to recognize this has 2 parts, one is a care for that beggar, the second is the wisdom and guidance we can offer, so no, I am not kidding, example;

“I know it must be hard for you to not find work, and have to come out here and rely on the kindness of strangers, I wish the best for you and am writing Minnesota House Of Representive Tim Walz and Senator Klobachar and President Obama to cut taxes so all businesses can hire, their picking and choosing who to bail-out isn’t working and it just taxes all businesses to favor their chosen few”


31 posted on 04/24/2009 1:27:28 PM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: Son House

I gave a pathetic beggar $5. yesterday. He was old, thin, ragged, almost toothless, he is past helping himself. If a beggar is fairly young, fit and appears to be able to work I don’t give them anything. But if they are very old, missing a limb or has a dog, I am an easy touch. I think they rent or borrow dogs while begging so they have to also have some of the other things along with the dog.


32 posted on 04/24/2009 1:28:03 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: HungarianGypsy

Yep, recognizing and offering that kind of kindness to our fellow humans isn’t always easy, but when the moment is right, you know it. I think we have both appreciated the blessing through a stranger, and God knows what is wrong with their lives, hopefully that enriching moment continues to shine for the folks who would be inspired


33 posted on 04/24/2009 1:32:10 PM PDT by Son House (Make A Bad Situation Worse, Raise Taxes, Increase Government Spending, Thanks Øbama)
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To: Son House

Hahahaha! I’m assuming your joking, right? Our bums stand on the street islands and I never see anyone fork over a dime. My grandson, when he was young, started digging in his pocket to give a bum some of his money and I just asked him “how long is this light, how much money do you see passing along while we’re sitting here. Figure that times thirty, if the light is set for one minute, then figure who’s making more money per hour, him or you”. Just hand them a bottle of Old Popskull and have done with it. The bums get lunch and usually dinner at the mission or one of the churches, so it doesn’t go for food, and clothes are, of course, free.


34 posted on 04/24/2009 3:26:12 PM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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