I honestly have no problem whatsoever with what this guy does. He's not doing anythinbg that's not done by hundreds of thousands of people and corporations throughout our country. Even our own government is running scams on us everywhere we look. It's just that this guy does it by tugging on people's heart strings. That's what seems to irk people so bad. At least he freely admits it when confronted about it. Does our government or big corporations ever admit to what they're doing to cheat us? I think not! It's absolutely the American way to squeeze every penny out of you/anyone that they/anyone can get.
One small example that comes to mind........Here in Philly, Burger King is running ads for $1.29 Whopper Jr.'s. But if you want cheese on it, that's another $.50. However, if you order a sandwich from them that normally comes with cheese but you don't want the cheese on it. They don't refund you $.50, they keep it. That's just the way it is in America. The government and corps ALWAYS have to come out ahead!
I got a traffic ticket for running a red light back in December in Moorestown NJ. Well, in NJ you get POINTS on your drivers license for moving violations. I didn't feel like I deserved points because of the circumstances of the infraction. So in order for me to avoid points, I had to pay a lawyer $200 just to show up in court with me. But that's not the scam.
So I go before the judge and got it reduced to "Unsafe operation of a vehicle" which comes with no points. But unbeknownst to me, that meant that there was an additional $250 DMV Fee that I had to pay.
I feel INFINITELY more ripped off by that crap than I ever would by giving some faking panhandler a dollar!
I'm sure that if others herein cared enough, this thread could probably go 20 pages of people telling about how they felt ripped off by our government and big corporations.
If this guy is willing to to go through all the effort to figure out how to get a buck out of 100k different people a year, I say more power to him!
Afterall, it's 100% The American Way!!
For the record, I NEVER give to panhandlers. I pay enough taxes as it is.
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SIG PIC THANKS TO JUKE!
Last edited by ROMOSAPIEN9 : 03-01-2013 at 12:30 AM.