Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New York's newest export - the homeless

New York has found a way to deal with their homeless.

Sort of.

New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city. It's part of a program by Mayor Michael Bloomberg'sadministration to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family.

I found it kind of fun to imagine the planning meeting involved in this caper (mostly because I am really bored);
Mayor Bloomberg; "There sure are alot of homeless people in New York ..... maybe we should do something about that..."

Assistant; "Yes sir! We can aggressively enforce panhandling and public camping laws and we can start pushing some job training programs to get the willing back into the workforce"

Mayor Bloomberg; "Eh ... I don't want to spend alot of time on this, can we just ship them somewhere else?"

Assistant; "Sure .... I guess we can go to and put them on some flights to get them out of here"

Mayor Bloomberg; "........ Well .... I was thinking big shipping crates .... but whatever"

Maybe Kevin Johnson in Sacramento should one better Bloomberg and buy a shitload of Greyhound bus tickets to New York city and give them to his homeless with the promise that when they get to New York they can fly anywhere they want except back to California.

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