Just another “only in Cincinnati” event. Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Berding is looking at all angles to attack aggressive panhandling in the city (which I applaud). However his latest proposed tactic (read about it here and here) would actually charge a commercial tax to the homeless who panhandle.
Then again, isn’t the government already an aggressive pandhandler???
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LOL. There is a lot of panhandlers here. They don’t take no for an answer, so, I guess that makes them thieves and bullies and not so much panhandlers.
My favorite story is the guy who asked me for money to get something to eat when I was walking home from work holding my leftover chicken strips from lunch. I told him I didn’t have money but he was welcome to my leftovers. He just gave me a dirty look and walked away.
guess he wasn’t that hungry…
Maybe he was thirsty!!!
Shoot if I was in his position I would have gobbled those up when you offered.
I miss Dayton/Cincinnati politics! Always a good time. We’re heading to Dayton in a month, so keep filling me in with these kind of comics so I’ll be prepared when I get up there!
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Oh man! This is just so bizarre! Perhaps requiring a business license will be next! 🙂
That’s already part of his plan.
Nice one! The news here in Portland is about a no sit-lie law and whether it’s been struck down. Panhandlers were required to stand or move on before I guess. Not sure how it applied to students and other passers by.
Personally, I tend to give to those who are sitting down than those who are in my face.
Hilarious! Your comics kill me…
We should start a pick-up line/comic business together, it would be a cash cow!
I just need to figure out the logistics.
We could put them on business cards and let people hand them out in bars.
BTW…saw your greetings cards. Don’t miss this one
The town I grew up in just put ’em on a bus and paid for a one way ticket to a neighboring town!
I think Atlanta did that during the last US Olympics.
Phoenix gave them all a bus ticket to wherever they wanted when we had the superbowl here. I didn’t notice a decrease in them where I work.
Berding means to squeeze every lemon completely dry. I thought California wanted every single dime from you. 🙂 Good cartoon, Bearman!