Les Graham

Bellevue, WA

#1 May 25, 2008
I see the panhandlers/beggars have staked a claim to the intersection in front of Target, The other day one of them was passed out on the sidewalk blocking pedestrians. There are quite a few people walking in that crosswalk....between the stores and to the bus stop. These bums can be rather menacing, at least in appearance. Is there no way these beggars can be truly banished?
homeless_hound

Redmond, WA

#3 Jun 3, 2008
of course there is nothing one can do about them. the goverments out here have an agenda of validating panhandling as an acceptable way of life. it is our duty to tolerate them.
Ken

Bellevue, WA

#4 Jun 3, 2008
Just out of curiosity I followed one of the regular panhandlers working exit 15 and SR 900 as she decided to pack it in for the day. She walked to her car, a less than 10 year old BMW, parked down by Burger King, got in, and drove off....probably to her Condo up on Queen Anne Hill!
Dan

Bellevue, WA

#5 Jun 3, 2008
Several years ago I had family business in Centralia and stayed at a nice, mid range motel at the I-5 exit. There was a guy there with the sign, disabled vet, can't work, etc. Later I ran into him checking into the same motel I was in. Later I saw him again at an upscale steak house having a very nice dinner with drinks...paid for with a credit card.
Jessica

Issaquah, WA

#6 Jul 7, 2008
I used to work at a restaurant in Dallas and the "panhandlers" used to drive up in their nice clothes and go in the bathroom and change into dirty clothes to head out for "work". They were easily bringing in $500 A DAY or more!
James

Bellevue, WA

#7 Apr 10, 2013
Jessica wrote:
I used to work at a restaurant in Dallas and the "panhandlers" used to drive up in their nice clothes and go in the bathroom and change into dirty clothes to head out for "work". They were easily bringing in $500 A DAY or more!
$500 a day is a lie. Im one of the best panhandlers in Seattle and all I make is $90 to $130 in 8 hours. So a panhandler can make a little over minimum wage..so what!!!
Steve

Kirkland, WA

#8 Apr 17, 2013
How about trying to get a real job, I see help wanted signs frequently.
James wrote:
<quoted text>$500 a day is a lie. Im one of the best panhandlers in Seattle and all I make is $90 to $130 in 8 hours. So a panhandler can make a little over minimum wage..so what!!!

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