street musician "mean sweeps"/Welcome, Tedrico!

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 03:08:13 -0800 (PST)


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Tedrico, welcome to Homeless People's Network!
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Thanks for replying.  Write on!--Tom

>>It bugs me when folks tell poor and homeless people to get a job, then use
>>permit rules and costs to stop them from street vending.....
>>Many shopowners do not want competetion from micro-enterpreneurs who sell
>>from kiosks or spread wares on blankets near their shops.  It's part of a
>>national trend to push "undesirables" (us!) from business districts and
>>"good" upscale neighborhoods.--Tom

>Happened a lot in San Francisco to my musician buddies too when I was
>still homeless this past summer.  I say to each his own.  If you can
>make an honest buck, while homeless, as a street vendor despite how
>unappealing your setup looks.  Then our capitalistic country says by
>golly you can do it.  Store & Business owners who complain about this
>more than likely never have been homeless and when and if there day
>comes, they will have to atone for those complaints.
>Cordially Yours,
>--Tedrico Latham  <tedrico@hotmail.com>