Yesterday, headlines from quite a number of newspapers around the nation – as well as some of the television media – announced that New York City was giving its homeless one-way tickets out of town as a cost-saving measure.
I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Mayor Bloomberg, or the manner in which he and his administration have gone about addressing homelessness in the Big Apple. In fact, over the last few months I’ve criticized some of the tactics which NYC has employed to "handle" its homeless population.
So, my initial reaction to the headline of the first news article I read about these "one-way tickets out of town" was one of: "What nonsense is Bloomberg up to now?" (more…)