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[–]Battlespike1066 10 points11 points  (2 children)

So.... Are they going to have housing for them, or is the money going to be spent on the cops to go after the homeless?

Not even kidding. I have known Federal money to be misused very badly before.

[–]proboardslolv5 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Plane tickets to send them to Chicago and LA

[–]neonblaster 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I seriously don’t trust government red tape to make sure this gets spent properly.

[–]Gumisucksalimrocks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

just ship them to California.

[–]wantmywings 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that one of the issues with the homeless in NYC is that many of them tend to be mentally unstable and many are drug addicts. You can not forcibly medicate these people and many of them will end up on the street again. Many homeless do not want to stay in shelters as they got robbed or assaulted in the shelters. This is a large problem and I don’t believe money can solve it.

[–]knivesrme 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well I hope the Clintons aren’t in charge of the money.

[–]Nateofthecoast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d fight the homeless for a beer.

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[–]coldbloodednuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think homelessness has always been a problem in every society. There will always be a segment of the population that lives totally outside normal society because they choose to. People who are temporarily homeless due to circumstance will easily fit into any government program. There isn't a solution for people who refuse shelter because you can't violate their civil rights. We have no mental institutions anymore. We have no way to take care of these people. That is why they will always be on the streets. How many years has New York been fighting homelessness? Throwing more money at it has never been the solution before, I doubt it will change much now.

[–]A_Guy_Who_Reddits 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Will this even cover the cost of the pension obligations for the government employees hired to fight homelessness?