The Amount Of Beggars Increased Amazingly!

Indonesia
January 22, 2007 8:01am CST
Lately, I realized that the amount of beggars is increasing in my country. Most of them are still young and if they want to, they can get a better job. I wonder, why they chose to be a beggar, instead of doing some real job that produce something. Even if they don't go to school, there're still plenty of jobs that don't need education requirements. What do you think about this guys?
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7 responses
@victorwzj (539)
24 Jan 07
I used to lived in malaysia and I had come across a story where a single mother who is beggar. She have 5 child and she manage to send 5 of her child to england to study tertiary education . There are too much people generous people and too many lazy people. The lazy people think that they probably cannot find work because they do not have education , So why bother?. It is better to just sit here and beg. People are generous enough. average income for people who do not have education is very low and it is better if they just beg for it. This way it is much more easier. As far as i know allot of beggar will grow like mushroom at those tourist attraction places. The tourist of cause will donate using their own currency. They want to save local currency since they want to spend it in (your country). Do your government do something about the beggar issue? . It is not a pretty sight for tourist. In australia, The government have a government department call centerlink. It give alot of benefit for australian citizen such as health care card ( cheaper when buying medicine and you can ride public transport at concessions price. On top of that they also pay $100-$200 per forth night ( 2 week ) depending on your parent income and asset. For jobseeker , they are eligible for unemployment benefit 200 ++ per forth night ( depending on individual asset). So that is why it is hardly any beggar in australia. The downside of this benefit is alot of people depending on the centerlink and this make the tax very high. The tax in australia is 30% of the individual earning. Centerlink also help the jobseeker to find work and provide training if that person need it for work. Education is very important, If a person is educated they will have self conscious not to become a beggar. Australia government provide loan for people to study and ofcause they need to pay it back when they are working. It will be included in the tax. This way there are more people working and the economy can generate more income. you might notice most of my story is either from malaysia or australia anyway hope that it can help you gain so perspective from my angle.
24 Jan 07
sorry typo, "gain some perspective from my angle"
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
Well, my government is not putting a big responds towards this, they only take the beggars to some shelters and they don't support it, they're just like trying to get away with this things. Many of the beggars run from the shelter, since they think they're better outside. After running from the shelter, they beg for some money again. It's very sad of me, since my governments don't do anything right to handle this problem.
27 Jan 07
Supporting and educate the beggar / jobless people is not a cheap program and it is not like the government have much cash on hand. That is why our tax is so high, In australia 30% and in New Zealand is 50%. In order to counter this problem the other people who work hard will suffer for it. In the long run it does help the economic . The reason why your government didn't do anything countering the beggar issue is it wouldn't favor them in the election. In this kind of situation Non Profit organisation would be a great help if they step in. They could help countering the issues by offering them a jobs or even training program that can get them jobs.
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• India
26 Jan 07
it is a fact in india and hope in other countries too.in india especially bombay and delhi being the metropolitan cities the noumber of beggers is increasing day by day.i think the standard of leaving in bomaby is so low compared to other states.beggers with no hands and no legs should be helped by others so that they can lead theur family. others beggers should find theur income by working hard.
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
Yes, I agree with you, beggars with no legs and hands should be helped, since they can't do anything. But we should leave the ones who are still young and healthy to work hard. I hope the numbers of the beggars will decreased soon.
@Capulet (32)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 07
I have go to a cafe and when I n my boyfriend entered the cafe, we saw a beggar, she just 4 years old, brought a today newspaper to sold. What a pity, she just 4 YEAR OLD. I can't imagine what she'll to be.
26 Jan 07
Some people just awful , They force children or limbless people to work as beggar. Sympathy is a important factor for a beggar to earn more.
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
well, we live in the same country, as you know, many of people here are lives under the poverty line. Since they're poor and can't have good education, i think they have no idea of doing somethings other that being a beggar, simply just because no one teach them about what to do. Moreover, the mentality that shaped during their begging time will makes them lazy as long as there's someone put some pity on them and they can eat for that day, i don't think they'll move on to get some real job.
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
Yes, it's true. I wonder when will they realized that they're wrong. People like them'll never make our country better.
@wanna_be (411)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
We have the same situation here in my country. I don't really know the reason why they are begging instead of looking for work. Beggars here in my country mostly come from the provinces and the status of their life is very different from the city. I don't know why they are attracted to go to a city where they think their lives will improve not knowing what exactly will they encounter. Their lives from the province is better because they have their own house and a little work to do. I think one of the reasons why they don't want to return to their province is that they don't want their relatives to know that they failed to have more decent life or either they don't have money for transportation.
@dsimms6 (206)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I live in Charlotte, NC and there is many many beggars here. They are everywhere!
@mjalingo (169)
• Nigeria
24 Jan 07
If you see that the person is up and can work and earn money please don't encourage him rather ask him to go and look for a job to do. don't give him just teach him how to get it.