In certain parts of Portland (ME) there are literally people begging on every corner. You see a variety of signs and messages. The reality is there ARE jobs to be had in the area but they make more money begging on the street. I'm sorry, but I work my butt off at a full time job and am currently having to save up to put a new exhaust system on my car. I also live paycheck to paycheck. I'm too busy trying to take care of myself without giving hand outs to our overwhelming population of drug addicts.