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Old 08-15-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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I just read an article about a woman in the area who faces $600 a day fines for providing free lunches to the less fortunate. I will try to remain civil as I post my comment, but I don't live in the area, and I thank God for it. That is the stupidest, most asinine thing I've ever heard. Because she didn't get the townships written permission to provide an act of charity, they want to condemn her for it? What have we turned into?
As I said, I will refrain from posting the things I personally feel about the Chester Township town council, but there is no excuse to be so callous and miserly as to fine someone for this. I hope everyone looks into what your elected leaders are doing.
There is absoultely NO excuse for this action!
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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They've got quite a few problems in Chester Township. Maybe they were looking for more money.

I'm with you on this one though.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The need for food drives the economy which creates taxes. This isn't new, things like this are shut down around the USA all the time.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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who get's caught giving homeless $$?

meanwhile, crack dealer makes $$$$$$$$$ in the next alley
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Here is a recent article of someone doing the same in houston -

| Houston City Councilwoman Breaks Houston City Law to Feed Homeless in Protest |

If people didn't need money then how could the government's print up money and expect us to kill others in wars for it?
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:26 AM
 
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Unbelievable!! This is further evidence that if the government can't get their greedy paws on something, they are determined to shut it down.

To demand payment from a woman who is providing charity to needy kids is the lowest of low. The town council should hang their heads in SHAME!
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:08 AM
 
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I have a feeling that a lot of people reading this story have no idea how bad the problems Chester township is increasingly having are. They need all the money they can get unless they want to turn into extended Chester city.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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I just read an article about a woman in the area who faces $600 a day fines for providing free lunches to the less fortunate. I will try to remain civil as I post my comment, but I don't live in the area, and I thank God for it. That is the stupidest, most asinine thing I've ever heard. Because she didn't get the townships written permission to provide an act of charity, they want to condemn her for it? What have we turned into?
As I said, I will refrain from posting the things I personally feel about the Chester Township town council, but there is no excuse to be so callous and miserly as to fine someone for this. I hope everyone looks into what your elected leaders are doing.
There is absoultely NO excuse for this action!

I don't want 'free lunch people' living around me - giving hand outs to the LAZY needs to be regulated and controlled so it doesnt spill over my way... if you like the 'free lunch people' then do it at YOUR house...
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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Having taken a food safety course recently, I completely agree with it.

If you want to run a catering biz out of your home you need to be set up properly and inspected regularly. It's ridiculous enough how often people get food poisoning and even crazier to think how often it goes unreported.

We don't live in an 18th century rural/agrarian society. We have laws and regulations for good reasons.
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