Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lucky Homeless With All Their Money And Free Time

This kind of 'Beggars Are Actually Richer Than You!' story used to get an annual rollout in most major city newspapers, it's been a while but it made a spectacular re-appearance on news.com.au just the other day :

The actual story makes clear in the first paragraph that only one homeless person has been found making anything like $50,000 a year, not "the homeless".

Presumably the next time we'll hear about this one homeless man doing well out of collecting donations is when he is mugged or bashed taking his bundles of cash and coins to the bank. The story supplied the address of his city location and the hours when he makes the most money, and how much.

Or if the Tax Office decides to catch up with him.