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NYC fights to end hotel program for Sandy evacuees
Posted on 09/27/2013 8:32:37 PM PDT by Java4Jay
About 350 homeless Superstorm Sandy evacuees who have been sleeping in New York City-funded hotel rooms for nearly a year may be forced to check out for good.
The city has spent $70 million to house more than 3,000 refugees since the storm hit last October, officials said. Each room costs about $266 per night.
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posted on 09/27/2013 8:32:37 PM PDT
266 a night!?!?!
what the heck! no motel 6’s were available for these leaches!?
posted on 09/27/2013 8:37:50 PM PDT
(Obama lied .. the economy died.)
We need to leave the light off for these leeches...
posted on 09/27/2013 8:40:30 PM PDT
(When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
70,000,000 is probably enough to restore 300 homes or build 140 brand new ones.
posted on 09/27/2013 8:44:59 PM PDT
heck why care about how you spend someone else’s money??
this is not mismanagement this is insanity. people should be put in some hole somewhere.
posted on 09/27/2013 8:51:24 PM PDT
The NOLA Katrina people, NOT the Biloxi ones, got free hotel rooms until RECENTLY, not to mention strippers, liquor, food, etc., etc.
posted on 09/27/2013 8:54:21 PM PDT
(You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
$266/night x 365 = $97,000
Pure corruption on the part of whichever hotel owners had the in with the government.
posted on 09/27/2013 8:57:10 PM PDT
They will suck the freebies until there are no more.
As we know.
posted on 09/27/2013 9:04:06 PM PDT
(It is time.)
All staying at the Bloomberg Hotel?
posted on 09/27/2013 9:10:18 PM PDT
(Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
Seventy Million. Incredible insanity.
posted on 09/27/2013 9:22:16 PM PDT
(If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
Honestly? It would not surprise me one iota if there were still Hurricane Katrina victims doing the same thing, and STILL living on the government’s bill.
posted on 09/28/2013 3:44:08 AM PDT
They could've been bought houses in poor areas in NJ and PA and brought into the city for work as necessary. It was an opportunity lost to refurbish some urban areas. This is yet another example of how government management has lost the ability to problem solve.
If first hit me how bad problem-solving skill has become during Katrina. McDonald's and some other food chains could've fed those people if put in charge.
posted on 09/28/2013 3:51:27 AM PDT
I would bet that the “prevailing wages” law was used to create such a payment system.
I think that GSA rates for the area are lower, so some type of services (cleaning, pools etc) may have been included.
Or we could just recognize that this city works best when two people can hand shake deals, with no oversight.
posted on 09/28/2013 4:06:02 AM PDT
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“The NOLA Katrina people, NOT the Biloxi ones, got free hotel rooms until RECENTLY, not to mention strippers, liquor, food, etc., etc.”
That’s incredible, especially when you consider that unlike the Sandy people, the NOLA people were never going back to their former homes (they will never be rebuilt).
posted on 09/28/2013 8:52:24 AM PDT
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