Someone done went and turned Cherie Kidd's idiot switch to "Full Power" at the last City Council meeting, especially during the discussion about homelessness...
Kidd repeatedly described panhandlers as entrepreneurs at Tuesday's meeting..."We are talking about people who are entrepreneurs and stand there with a sign and make cash. These are people who want to live a lifestyle by standing on corners and getting tax-free money."
Though, really, he couldn't hope to even be competitive with Cherie in the moron's race to the bottom, Dan Gase at least gave it a try...
"I am hearing our citizens are afraid to walk downtown and shop in downtown stores," Gase said.
If this guy is really an entrepreneur, maybe Cherie
could recruit him for the EDC Board?
But Kidd was at the top of her game, spewing forth her predetermined and fact-deficient views again and again. When they conflicted with reality, she just bulldozed ahead. When Jennifer Linde, the EDC rep from PA Forward, reported that 96 people had signed a petition calling for "tougher measures" Kidd smacked her down by saying that "more than 200 people had complained" about "aggressive begging."
And when the City's own police officer, Sgt. Jason Viada, said that no one had ever - as in ever - described panhandling as a job, or a way to avoid paying taxes, his words couldn't penetrate the forcefield of fake facts Gavel Gertie had surrounded herself with. Still in full-on stupid mode the next day, Kidd just regurgitated her same set of fantasy facts...
"They get tax-free money," she said. "They are living a free lifestyle. They panhandle because it pays off."
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