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Bloomberg Blames Shelters For Homeless Rise

From the New York Post:

Mayor: Apple’s shelters are so luxe, people don’t want to leave

By DAVID SEIFMAN | Fri August 24, 2012

… New York’s billionaire mayor yesterday played the city’s concierge-in-chief, declaring that his administration has made shelters so nice, people don’t want to leave.

“We have made our shelter system so much better that, unfortunately, when people are in it — or fortunately, depending on what your objective is — it is a much more pleasurable experience than they ever had before,” Mayor Bloomberg said….

Some 44,603 people have flooded the city’s shelters this year.

Gee, why is that? And how come we hear so little about the homeless under Obama?

“It is indisputable that the shelter system has undergone a full transformation, and it is a vastly better system that offers those who have fallen on hard times a more supportive option than the city had ever offered before,” he said at a Queens press conference yesterday after being asked about rising homeless numbers.

Notice that rather than blame Obama’s economy, Bloomberg blamed the shelters for being too nice.

Advocates for the homeless were horrified by the his assessment.

“The mayor’s assertion that homeless New Yorkers are staying in shelters longer because they’re ‘much more pleasurable’ is shocking and offensive,” said Mary Brosnahan, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless.

“Mayor Bloomberg systematically closed every single path to affordable housing once available to homeless families with vulnerable children. His failed policies are the major factor leading to the record shelter population this summer.

“Blaming homeless families and suggesting they are luxuriating in ‘pleasurable’ accommodations shows just how badly the mayor is out of touch.”

So even the head of a homeless group doesn’t blame Obama. Why is that? That is a rhetorical question, of course.

Just like our journalists in the news media, Bloomberg and homeless advocates would never blame Obama for the increase in homelessness. In fact, there must not be any homeless people under Obama. Or we would be hearing about them every night on the evening news.

Just like we did under every Republican President.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 24th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Bloomberg Blames Shelters For Homeless Rise”

  1. canary says:

    Yes, it’s nice to apply at spanking new Apts and find out there is a welfare list who has priority over an individual who is willing to pay full rent.

    And the rule a room for each child so they don’t share even at a young age is envious. This will probably change as the liberals will want even teen girls and boys in the same room as anything goes and they should not discriminate against sexuality.

  2. Chase says:

    I have long thought that the UN headquarters complex would be a great place for the homeless….

  3. GetBackJack says:

    I see a corn field and hear a disembodied voice … “If You Build It They Will Come”

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    EASE HIS PAIN~~~~~~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~GO THE DISTANCE

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