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NYC Buys Homeless People 1-Way Plane Tickets - Keep Shelter Costs Down Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Fox News ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | AP

Posted on 07/29/2009 7:48:05 AM PDT by nmh

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.

The city employs a travel agency for domestic travel and the Department of Homeless Services handles international travel.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: compassion; homeless; homesless; nyc; tickets; triplicate
Puerto Rico is where most are going to as well as five other vontinents. Top U.S. destinations are Florida, Georgia and the Carolina's and 24 other states.

There is more at the NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/nyregion/29oneway.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Of course NO IMMIGRATION reform is oursued. In fact the OPPOSITE - open borders -health care for all is what Obama and liberals want!

1 posted on 07/29/2009 7:48:06 AM PDT by nmh
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To: nmh

LOL..we did the samething here in Atlanta just prior to the Olympics in 1996...shipped them out by the bus loads..good thing was most never came back :)


2 posted on 07/29/2009 7:51:12 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: All

There is more at the NYT

City Aids Homeless With One-Way Tickets Home

JULIE BOSMAN
Published: July 28, 2009

...

They are flown to Paris ($6,332), Orlando ($858.40), Johannesburg ($2,550.70), or most frequently, San Juan ($484.20).

Justin Little and Eugenia Martin, with Inez, returned to North Carolina after only a few days when relatives paid their back rent.

They are not executives on business trips or couples on honeymoons. Rather, all are families who have ended up homeless, and all the plane tickets are courtesy of the city of New York (one-way).

...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/nyregion/29oneway.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper


3 posted on 07/29/2009 7:51:21 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

Give all illegal aliens one-way tickets.


4 posted on 07/29/2009 7:51:40 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: nmh

LOL! Sounds just like our health care solution that doesn’t need fixing, because it happens to be the best in the world.


5 posted on 07/29/2009 7:52:00 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nmh

If I can’t make it there, they’ll fly me anywhere?
The bill’s on you New York, New York?


6 posted on 07/29/2009 7:53:40 AM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: nmh

Not bad.

...take a little vacation; visit some relatives; return to New York and start sucking at the public teet again. And if NYC tries to “kick you out” for violating your “agreement”, sue them on Consitutional grounds.

It’s a win-win all around for the homeless.


7 posted on 07/29/2009 7:54:47 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: nmh

Cities all over America are trying to purge the homeless.


8 posted on 07/29/2009 7:56:52 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: nmh

WTF! Did they all get first class tickets?!

Deport illegal aliens with one-way tickets.


9 posted on 07/29/2009 7:58:08 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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I couldn’t agree more.They want to keep the illegal aliens around for cheap labor and votes.


10 posted on 07/29/2009 7:59:55 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: BubbaJunebug
good thing was most never came back :)

All you have to do do is wait for the liberal judge to ask you where you came from and how you got there and what airlines, you'll finish your vacation with any answer and start a new one. Like Rush Limbaugh says, just learn to read liberals.

11 posted on 07/29/2009 8:00:28 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nmh

> Of course NO IMMIGRATION reform is oursued. In fact the OPPOSITE - open > > borders -health care for all is what Obama and liberals want!

maybe that’s because Puerto Ricans aren’t immigrants, at least in their native country (usa).

I’m going to assume that you already knew that, but I’m not seeing any other connection.


12 posted on 07/29/2009 8:00:38 AM PDT by idontcare99 (everything, and I mean everything is bad. really.)
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To: Frantzie

I’ve been saying this for years: Good practice for the Air Force to practice “touch and goes”. Push the illegals out
on pallets with a case of MREs and water and a hearty “good luck”.


13 posted on 07/29/2009 8:01:34 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Frantzie
Deport illegal aliens with one-way tickets.

You're not suppose to be able to do that, just outsmart the liberal judge as a stupid hooker.

14 posted on 07/29/2009 8:06:13 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nmh
Top U.S. destinations are Florida, Georgia and the Carolina's and 24 other states.

I live in Florida and resent the crap out of New York for doing this... ( I'll bet these peoople stay with "relatives" for about an hour before moving into our homeless shelters)

15 posted on 07/29/2009 8:07:45 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL! Put em on the pallets with MREs and water and practice that thing they do with C-130s during “hot landings?” Chute out as the “huddled masses” hold on to the pallet?

Funny that was what was done at Khe Sahn. Judge Carter who will hear the Obama BC case in CA got a bronze star and purple heart as a Marine officer at Khe Sahn.


16 posted on 07/29/2009 8:13:15 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: nmh
Charity doesn't begin at home in NYC, it's outsourced.

this is a classic, new york solution. why not buy rich people a one-way ticket? Oh. Cuz they have money, and the city needs that.

17 posted on 07/29/2009 8:14:06 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: nmh

How do you ensure they don’t just come back?


18 posted on 07/29/2009 8:19:27 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: nmh

Used to be bus tickets, they’re moving up.


19 posted on 07/29/2009 8:20:04 AM PDT by discostu (Jeff's imagination has gone beyond the fringe of audience comprehension)
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To: Frantzie

no,no,no. “hanging on” would be cruel and unusual.

I’d make custom highback racing seats to strap them into the custom rolling pallet.

touch down, roll out, take off...good luck!


20 posted on 07/29/2009 8:20:43 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Just like the garbage is no longer trucked to Staten Island. It now goes to West Virginia, when it all should be dumped on Bedford Avenue in “Billyburg.”


21 posted on 07/29/2009 8:21:05 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: nmh
Brilliant!

Some guy in Florida actually wants to build a "country club" for the homeless.
New Urban Cowboy
Maybe we can send them there.

22 posted on 07/29/2009 8:22:01 AM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: nmh

Minneapolis tried that with bus tickets back in the 80’s, but the bleeding-hearts got it stopped.


23 posted on 07/29/2009 8:24:26 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL! You can get cheap crash helmets too. I bet you can get cheap seats. Do you remember that automotive catalog that had all the aftermarket parts that was big in the 1960s and 1970s. Loads of stuff for VWs. J.C. Whitney?

LOL! Still exists.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/Auto-Parts/10101.jcw

Still have lots of cheapp stuff $39 motorocycle helmets.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/Motorcycle-Helmets-Open-Face/600013864.jcw

great stuff.


24 posted on 07/29/2009 8:31:17 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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