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Forum Post: New York City Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

Posted 6 years ago on March 20, 2012, 8:55 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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"Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!"

"Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content."

The worst part about this is they're trying to claim good intentions.




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[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 6 years ago

That's easy to explain; homeless people bring down property values (which he doesn't want), cost money to maintain even at the subsistence level (which he could spend but would rather not), and present an image of the city wholly incongruous with the one he'd like it to have (which he obviously doesn't want). There are two ways to fix that: you can either make an effort to get them housed and employed or you can try to push them off the grid and/or out of the city altogether (the former is more likely but either one lets him put a happy face on the situation). The former costs money, the latter doesn't. Guess what Bloomberg would rather do? The good news is that starting in November he's out and we can put someone in with a different philosophy and a far greater willingness to help those who need it the most.

[-] 1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 6 years ago

Bloomberg would rather the homless move.He does not care where,as long as he is not put out by them.You would think someone of his means could help, but he thinks that would be encouraging them to remain poor.See how simple it is if you are at the top of the one percent

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 6 years ago

Bloomberg, like our government in general, is authoritarian. However, good news, he's done next year, and maybe you NYC folks will get a chance to install a mayor and city counsel who's more friendly to your interests. It certainly seems worth a try anyway!

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 6 years ago

Finally a positive comment! I really hope for New York's sake that they do exactly that.



[-] -3 points by SteveKJR (-497) 6 years ago

This is another example of our society wanting government to do their bidding for them.

There was never any outrage when the law was passed and now there's outrage because food can't be delivered to the homless because it doesn't meet the cities standards.

Sometimes people deserve what they get and shouldn't be allowed to complain about it - they let it happen and just like our federal government it won't stop there - they have a foothold just like a venomous rattle snake that strikes and injects venom into its victim - it's only a small portion but it's just a matter of time before they become devoured as the people are by more laws restricting their rights.

[-] -3 points by onepercentguy (294) 6 years ago

wish bloomberg would run for president someday. other than his anti-gun views, i pretty much agree with everything he says

[+] -6 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 6 years ago

Kinda like that little girl that had her lunch from home confiscated because the food police said it wasn't't nutritious. Yes, you pro government people just keep getting funnier.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 6 years ago

Yeah because denying food donations to the homeless is hilarious? I don't understand people with your kind of outlook.

Go throw a rock.