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Old 03-09-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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Obviously Bloomberg is one of those types that can't take responsibility for anything. Holy cow.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed concern that private jet owners could clog up the city's homeless shelters.

You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” Bloomberg said, speaking on the radio.

“That’s what the law is. I didn’t write the law,” Bloomberg added.

The New York Post claims he was referring to a law related to homeless shelters signed by Ed Koch. "He was referring to a decree signed by Mayor Ed Koch 30 years ago that gives free shelter to anyone who says they need it," reports the Post.

"Bloomberg’s comments came the week that an advocacy group for the homeless released a report saying the city’s homeless population surged in the past year."

Bloomberg is the 13th richest man in the world, Gothamist.com notes. "Forbes has its latest figures for the world's richest people, and our very own Mayor Bloomberg is number 13, with an estimated net worth of $27 billion."


Bloomberg Worried About Private Jet Owners Using New York City Homeless Shelters | The Weekly Standard

Is he really going to argue that this is the problem? LOL What a fool.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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a law isn't about making a choice or education. A law says, do it our way or suffer the violent force of government action.
I feel bad for those like yourself who feel such laws and threats are necessary in order to make personal decisions.
False. The law doesn't not prevent an individual from drinking a tub of soda. Seriously, come to nyc and drink as much soda as you want and you will learn no one cares how much you consume and no officer is going to slap you with a fine or throw you in jail.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Obviously Bloomberg is one of those types that can't take responsibility for anything. Holy cow.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed concern that private jet owners could clog up the city's homeless shelters.

You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” Bloomberg said, speaking on the radio.

“That’s what the law is. I didn’t write the law,” Bloomberg added.

The New York Post claims he was referring to a law related to homeless shelters signed by Ed Koch. "He was referring to a decree signed by Mayor Ed Koch 30 years ago that gives free shelter to anyone who says they need it," reports the Post.

"Bloomberg’s comments came the week that an advocacy group for the homeless released a report saying the city’s homeless population surged in the past year."

Bloomberg is the 13th richest man in the world, Gothamist.com notes. "Forbes has its latest figures for the world's richest people, and our very own Mayor Bloomberg is number 13, with an estimated net worth of $27 billion."


Bloomberg Worried About Private Jet Owners Using New York City Homeless Shelters | The Weekly Standard

Is he really going to argue that this is the problem? LOL What a fool.
I don't think this is an issue, but it would be worth looking into to make sure the program isn't being abused by people who don't need it, but I doubt those that have private jets stay in homeless shelters, but the super rich is known for being super cheap.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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The soda ban is old news to Bloomy. He's moved on to his latest crusade to ban the use of styrofoam cups.
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