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Panhandler arrested, claims to have made $60,000 last year
KOCO.com ^ | Jul 20, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 07/21/2012 3:00:19 PM PDT by Daffynition

OKLAHOMA CITY -

A man arrested on suspicion of panhandling in Oklahoma City told officers there was no point in getting a job, because he made "$60,000" last year.

According to the police report, an officer spotted Shane Warren Speegle, 45, panhandling near Interstate 40 and Macarthur Boulevard earlier this month.

When the officer approached Speegle and told him it was illegal to panhandle without a permit, Speegle asked if he could get a permit that day and implied the $200 fee was not a bad price.

(Excerpt) Read more at koco.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: jobless; obamanomics; panhandling; recovery

1 posted on 07/21/2012 3:00:25 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

A far more honest means of making a living that a lot of folks choose.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Daffynition

that’s $60k before taxes, social security, insurance, etc.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 3:07:38 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Daffynition

60 grand tax free is decent money in most red states.

But will he pay his fine for not subscribing to BaraqqiCare?


4 posted on 07/21/2012 3:08:32 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: cripplecreek

” A far more honest means of making a living than a lot of folks choose!”

You can say that again!and far more honest than all Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Atheists, Homos and Muzzies choose!


5 posted on 07/21/2012 3:09:09 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: KingLudd
"that’s $60k before WITHOUT PAYING taxes, social security, insurance, etc."

Wonder if the IRS would be interested in this tax cheat?

6 posted on 07/21/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: True Republican Patriot

The fact that the state forces him to get a permit puts him head and shoulders above the legislators who have chosen to take some of his hard begged money. At least he asks for it.


7 posted on 07/21/2012 3:12:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dynachrome
Wonder if the IRS would be interested in this tax cheat?

Only if he's not purchasing Obamacare next year.

8 posted on 07/21/2012 3:14:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Daffynition

The new, I predict, also temporary CEO of Yahoo, the once hot Stanford chick, I forget her forgettable name, who came from Google, was said to work (at Google) 90 hour weeks (while still having enough time to screw her husband and become pregnant for the first time at 37), and hear this, attend 60 meetings every week! 60 meetings! Who, tell me, was more productive, this workaholic woman, or the panhandler we are discussing?


9 posted on 07/21/2012 3:16:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition
Mr. Speegle sounds a lot like Timothy Geitner.

5.56mm

10 posted on 07/21/2012 3:17:13 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Daffynition

11 posted on 07/21/2012 3:22:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Revolting cat!
Well assuming her sperm donor has normal performance capabilities, the getting pregnant part could be handled in 10 minutes or so.


12 posted on 07/21/2012 3:22:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Daffynition

60K plus probably receiving a government check to boot.


13 posted on 07/21/2012 3:31:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nascarnation

Heck, a panhandler at a freeway exit could have done it for her!


14 posted on 07/21/2012 3:32:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition

Most panhandlers I see on Interstate highway exchanges claim to be homeless and/or disabled vets. If this guy scams people in a similar fashion, he should be ashamed of himself. At least he owns up to being lazy, since that’s exactly what he is and it’s unfortunate ignorant citizens allow him to indulge this character flaw. My guess is that his contributions would shrivel to nothing if he were upfront about taking their cash to support this lifestyle as opposed to needing it for a temporary unavoidable emergency.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 3:38:52 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Daffynition

Oklahoma is known as the most Conservative State in the U.S. Guess this proves that Conservatives are more giving than Liberals. But then, Liberals are only benevolent with other people’s money.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 3:39:37 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Daffynition

This may be my new retirement plan. Beats the hell out of being a Wal-Mart greeter.


17 posted on 07/21/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: dynachrome
Wonder if the IRS would be interested in this tax cheat?

Gifts aren't taxed.

18 posted on 07/21/2012 4:21:02 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: Daffynition

Add in food stamps, welfare, free medical at the local emergency room, this guy uis making quite a living. Unfortunately he’s DOING IT ON THE BACKS OF THOSE WHO GET UP AND GO TO WORK EVERY DAY. I’ll bet he even has a sign that says, “Homeless, please help. God Bless.” What a sad state of affairs.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: umgud

This is the sign he showed people:

“$10 more and I can go home to Mexico”


20 posted on 07/21/2012 4:27:34 PM PDT by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: umgud
This may be my new retirement plan. Beats the hell out of being a Wal-Mart greeter.

Wal-Mart greeters are an endangered species. Many locations don't have them anymore.

21 posted on 07/21/2012 4:29:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Who, tell me, was more productive, this workaholic woman, or the panhandler we are discussing?

His pursuit was less destructive.

22 posted on 07/21/2012 4:31:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: KingLudd

That’s $60k with NO taxes.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Daffynition

Does the permit require a photo ID?


24 posted on 07/21/2012 4:54:02 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
That’s $60k with NO taxes.

Until now, he should have kept his mouth shut.

25 posted on 07/21/2012 4:56:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ParityErr

True, unless he gets a beggar’s license, I guess, and it is officially a “job”.


26 posted on 07/21/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

A good lawyer oughta be able to get the “permit” requirement thrown out.

It’s freedom of speech, and a “permit” requirement is a tax.

Can’t tax a right.

Murdock v. Pennsylvania, I forget the exact citation.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: djf
Well than if Health Insurance is a right, how can they penalize/tax you for not having it?
28 posted on 07/21/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: True Republican Patriot

At least he had to show up and do something to earn his keep.


29 posted on 07/21/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: Daffynition

I was watching a panhandler at the Walmart parking lot, and thinking that she was no worse than half of the people in half of the cars there. That’s how many I figured were getting some sort of government aid. At least the panhandler was courteous enough to ask for assistance. Of course, she was probably on aid programs too.


30 posted on 07/21/2012 5:45:33 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Daffynition
it was illegal to panhandle without a permit

Say what?!?

31 posted on 07/21/2012 6:17:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Daffynition

...so we now arrest people for simply being down on their luck. What a horrible country.

(DNC viewpoint)


32 posted on 07/21/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT by BobL
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To: DrC
I-40 and MacArthur is a great area. Brand new shopping and restaurants. I ate at the Panera Bread Co. there a couple of weeks ago. I should have stood on the corner a few minutes and paid for our meal!
33 posted on 07/21/2012 6:35:00 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Daffynition

This is credible. 50 weeks, 6 days a week, a ten hours day covering both rush hours and lunchtime, that’s $20 an hour.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Daffynition
The Man with the Twisted Lip
35 posted on 07/21/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ParityErr
Gifts aren't taxed.

Go on a game show, win some "gifts" and you'll find out differently. Income is taxed, all income, even income gotten illegally is taxable, ask Al Capone. Or more currently, ask George Zimmerman, not illegal in Zimmerman's case but "gifts" and he will pay income tax on it because it is income whether gifted or earned.

36 posted on 07/21/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: Daffynition
Panhandling can be quite lucrative and in fact, "bums" fight for prime spaces in the Boston area (usually median strips in high traffic areas).

There is one panhandler in particular who is quite innovative. He carries a sign saying "I'm not gonna lie, I need money for booze." People can't fill his jar fast enough!

37 posted on 07/21/2012 9:33:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Daffynition
Panhandling can be quite lucrative and in fact, "bums" fight for prime spaces in the Boston area (usually median strips in high traffic areas).

There is one panhandler in particular who is quite innovative. He carries a sign saying "I'm not gonna lie, I need money for booze." People can't fill his jar fast enough!

38 posted on 07/21/2012 9:33:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Back, in another lifetime, every day when I got to the top of the stairs, at the Copley Sq. stop off the MTA, there'd be an ancient old lady ....with a very raspy voice, she'd have her gnarled hand extended and greet us all with *Got a dime?* ...one day, feeling very flippant...I mocked her by repeating *Got a dime?* to her....quick as a wink, she reached into her pocket and pulled out a handful of change and offered it to me. Poor college kid that I was, I was tempted ... of course, in those days, you could buy a warm beer at Harvard Square, for a dime.


39 posted on 07/22/2012 12:06:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: umgud

There’s a guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Panhandle

Isn’t the internet great? Thanks Algore.


40 posted on 07/22/2012 12:09:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Huskrrrr

If he’s not careful, he’ll be a 1%er.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 12:13:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Ted Grant
John Stossel did a special on panhandling
42 posted on 07/22/2012 12:18:13 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Graybeard58

I believe anything under $10K or $13K per donation is not taxed.


43 posted on 07/22/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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