Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless

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AntiChristian Rightwing

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 26, 2013
Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless:‘You’re An Enabler’

I don’t throw around the term “hero” lightly, but it takes a special kind of person to look at a homeless man on the street — with no home to stay warm in, little access to a shower or clean clothes, and few possessions — and decide that he’s got it too good. But Fox Business host John Stossel bravely took up that mantle Thursday morning during a guest appearance on Fox & Friends, warning viewers about the perniciousness of giving money to the poor.

Donning a fake beard, Stossel sat on a New York City sidewalk with a cardboard sign asking people for help.“I just begged for an hour but I did well,” he said.“If I did this for an eight-hour day I would’ve made 90 bucks. Twenty-three thou for a year. Tax-free.”

Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who recently purchased a $4 million home in Greenwich, gasped in horror at the prospect of poor people earning $23,000 a year. Some people asking for money “are actually scammers,” Hasselbeck warned, seemingly unaware of the irony that the only panhandling “scammer” Fox News identified was Stossel.

Because he was able to successfully convince good-hearted pedestrians that he was poor, Stossel went on to chastise people who gave the homeless money because, in his view,“most are not…for real.”

He implored viewers to stop giving money to poor people because if you do,“you’re an enabler.”
ScHmahl InTent

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 26, 2013
So Jesus was an enabler too, right?
digger

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Nov 26, 2013
Yes! That dirty commie Jesus with his "blessed are the poor" and "it is easy for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than to enter heaven" is all bullcrap!

All that matters is money!. Screw the poor!

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#7 Nov 27, 2013
AntiChristian Rightwing wrote:
Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless:‘You’re An Enabler’
I don’t throw around the term “hero” lightly, but it takes a special kind of person to look at a homeless man on the street — with no home to stay warm in, little access to a shower or clean clothes, and few possessions — and decide that he’s got it too good. But Fox Business host John Stossel bravely took up that mantle Thursday morning during a guest appearance on Fox & Friends, warning viewers about the perniciousness of giving money to the poor.
Donning a fake beard, Stossel sat on a New York City sidewalk with a cardboard sign asking people for help.“I just begged for an hour but I did well,” he said.“If I did this for an eight-hour day I would’ve made 90 bucks. Twenty-three thou for a year. Tax-free.”
Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who recently purchased a $4 million home in Greenwich, gasped in horror at the prospect of poor people earning $23,000 a year. Some people asking for money “are actually scammers,” Hasselbeck warned, seemingly unaware of the irony that the only panhandling “scammer” Fox News identified was Stossel.
Because he was able to successfully convince good-hearted pedestrians that he was poor, Stossel went on to chastise people who gave the homeless money because, in his view,“most are not…for real.”
He implored viewers to stop giving money to poor people because if you do,“you’re an enabler.”
Mayor Archie Rybak, and admitted Liberal and Democrat, hates the poor according to your standards.

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Cracking down on panhandling

November 20, 2006 // UPDATED 2:11 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Michelle Bruch

City leaders looking at new ways to reduce street begging

The city and Police Department are tackling Downtown panhandling through enforcement, outreach and an investigation into other cities’ panhandling ordinances.

“This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately,” Mayor R.T. Rybak said.“I have done a lot of work on homelessness issues, and I will do much more because I believe our community needs to be more compassionate. However, I think panhandling has nothing to do with helping the homeless and everything to do with putting band-aids on problems that you should be solving in a deeper way. I hate panhandling.”

To address the issue, Rybak said he asked police to enforce aggressive panhandling ordinances to the full extent of the law.

http://www.journalmpls.com/node/4596

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Rybak...Jesus would hate you!

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