Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome to the Big go home

How can you not love New York? Check this one out.

NEW YORK — 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's administration to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family.

More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in.

Silence Critics and Bleeding Hearts! Nobody is forced to go and they have to have made arrangements to live with family or friends in their new locale. Kudos to the Bloomberg Administration. Any other takers?

The story is here.

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