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Old 07-10-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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Begging homeless people eligible for food stamps are in a tough business just like any office clerk/executive manager.

The business involves mastering the art of winning hearts and minds and influencing people to spare their change

By being homeless and begging you obtain work experience in pitching messages and surveying an audience (people walking by on the city street)

Also, homeless people have a voice that reaches out to America by working with special interest groups in lobbying members of Congress and President to support the business of begging for change and being homeless.

It is a job and a celebrated way of life and should be. Help doesn't mean get these people to change their ways . Instead, we want a system where I can be in the homeless begging for change group and as a member of that group, we want to promote a better life for homeless people begging for change by improving social welfare programs for poor homeless people

 
Old 07-10-2014, 10:38 PM
 
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It does not provide anything of value to society.

Much like many in investment.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Um... businesses usually produce something. They produce something that others see as having value. I understand what you are saying, but I simply can't classify begging as work.

Giving to the homeless (or anybody that needs help) should be a free endeavor - NOT coerced by government.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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No child, when asked what he or she wanted to do when they grow up said, "I want to be a beggar". It's not something you strive for and certainly not something you want to make a career out of.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 11:42 PM
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No child, when asked what he or she wanted to do when they grow up said, "I want to be a beggar". It's not something you strive for and certainly not something you want to make a career out of.
i agree, but the question is, 'is it work?'
 
Old 07-11-2014, 01:53 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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i agree, but the question is, 'is it work?'

I agree there has to be some sort of art form to it. For some homeless seem to do much better then others And have a easier time of getting change, dollar bills, food etc.

If they are out there 8 hours a day, what do you call that.

I cannot imagine however, anyone would consider this a job, and a job that you take pride in.

In a sense they are out there, begging, working call it what you want, for their pay.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Performance art, eh?
Well, if they entertain you, pay em.


 
Old 07-11-2014, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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i agree, but the question is, 'is it work?'
Is running an organized crime ring work? That would be a better debate.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 02:22 AM
 
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What service are you providing, or what product are you producing?
 
Old 07-11-2014, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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So are you saying that begging should be a minimum wage job?

Maybe it falls into the category of Right To Work.

Sheesh
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