…and all hell broke loose.
Last week, a photo was circulated of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull placed the U.S. equivalent of $3.80 into the cup of a man who is homeless in Melbourne.
Was he being stingy? Should he not have given that money? Was it just a simple, humane gesture? Some of the commentary centered on Turnbull’s party policies, that appear to have created a ripe environment for homelessness, though I’m only going on what Australian writers are saying, not from any personal knowledge.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: I give when someone asks. I give what I can, and though I’m not always walking around with a roll of $20s, but I give. Would that more people gave, but more to the point, would that more people in power looked at the way the system is gamed against so many people. And would that they fixed that. Yes, the poor will always be with you, but do they have to sink so far down that they need to beg?