Monday, July 14, 2003

Let Them Eat Sausage and Onion with Extra Cheese

Homeless ‘advocates’ are a notoriously difficult to please bunch. They seem to make a career out of setting up the perfect (and therefore impossible) as the enemy of the good. An entrepreneur in Portland gives the local street kids some free pizza and coke for holding a sign with the name of his restaurant, and some poverty pimp in a downtown office calls it “exploitation.” In his mind, anyone doing any kind of work should be paid minimum wage or nothing at all. Better that they should be rooting through dumpsters than eating pizza worth less than $6.90 an hour.


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