You guys remember Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Berding, right? He of broomball fame? Well, I was reading C. Trent's Thinking Out Loud (which is worth checking out every day) yesterday and saw this gem from The Broomball BadBoy.
For those who don't feel like reading, a summary. Berding, who also works for the Bengals (which would be comical if it wasn't the least surprising thing ever), wants to tax the homeless on their earnings. He also wants to make them register with the city. When they do this, they have to get rid of those ratty and sometimes creative (I love the "Why lie I want beer" guy) signs so that they can have a standardized sign from the city. This sign would, "say how much money the city has approved for agencies that help homeless people – more than $11 million this year," according to Berding.
To be honest, I'm not against that sign at all. As long as Mike Brown and the rest of the Bengals "brain" trust have to carry around signs that tell us exactly how much the county has given them. I'm willing to bet that between maintainance, upgrades and the like, it's more than a touch over $11 million.
Short of that, I think we should be able to get creative with what these signs say. I have a few suggestions:
- I'm the Bengals of personal finance
- Will Scout For Food
- I swear this isn't Mike Brown in disguise
- Kick in the nuts from me: $5. Kick in the nuts at PBS: $162 dollars for a two game pack. Another year without a playoff birth: Obvious.
Anybody else have any suggestions?