Re: “Latest court ruling allows Portland panhandlers to stay on street medians” (Sept. 11):

Here is what I think could and should be done. There would be no panhandlers on the streets of any town in the USA.

Stop putting money in the pockets of people who mostly do not want to work. Shame on you for enabling these people. You know who you are! You pay taxes on your hard-earned dollars. Why should you pay taxes when they do not?

If this practice were put into effect, they would eventually stop and would be forced to earn an honest wage.

Get the beggars off the streets!

Dennis Ford