John Stossel – you may know him from the TV – recently embarked on an expedition to show how great homeless people have it. Stossel dressed up like a bum and claimed to make loot at a rate of $24,000 a year – chump change compared to the $80,000 he says some people rake in.
Stossel, who is not mentally ill or drug addicted (that I know of), urges people not to give to these freeloaders as it may support their drug habit. While that may be a concern, I do believe homeless people still eat food on a regular basis. If they have figured out how to convert beer into pure energy and make $80,000 sitting on the sidewalk, then I feel real shitty about pursuing this whole cartooning thing.”