This is from Don Schruber and concerns a homeless man in San Francisco, who tried to turn his life around. Turns out it was a mistake.
The city bureaucracy robbed a homeless man of the money he made shining shoes — in the name of getting a $491 sidewalk vendor permit.It is just sad. I am part of the set of Lowell Homelessness Plan sub-committees and am happy to report that I have not seen this kind of short range, sub-optomizing, thinking here in Lowell and if I do see it I pray that I have the courage to point it out.
The Blog author, Don Surber, ends with this:
I left my heart in San Francisco. It needed it more because it had none.Regards — Cliff
PS: Hat tip to Instapundit.