Homeless people are a big problem in US. They are everywhere, begging for money. In Berkeley the main street Telegraph avenue is full of street people. Drug addicts, hippies, skateboarders and winos. My local friend told that most of the people who pose as homeless and hang out at telegraph are from rich families. These kids are rebelling against their parents. Street life is considered cool with high schoolers. I have never given any money to homeless. US has chose to support a global army and not social wellfare. Why should I support american hobos? This story only confirms my oppinnion. Link: Homeless Rather Get Handouts Than Work.
A Phoenix news crew with hidden cameras went around the city to see if the homeless people would actually accept work as their cardboard signs claimed. They offered $20 to each homeless person in exchange for one hour of landscaping work.
Only one guy accepted the work. Other homeless made all sort of excuses.