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In answer to those who think that public housing benefits only deadbeats, let me tell you that there are those who work hard and struggle to lead a decent life while taking care of their families who benefit from public housing because it offers affordable rents and a safety net should the lessee become unemployed. I was able to raise two children on my own without going on welfare due to its affordability. Don't make generalizations!
Calls'emwell let's be fair; the norEast and most blue states have been paying the way for the red states for a long time now. it's ok with me if we get a few shekels back.
Hi hjs. Hope you've been well and are enjoying the nice weather the NE is finally getting - no thanks to Al Gore. As to my absence, let's just say it was dusty. PS - nice billion dollar tax short-fall for NYC/NYS because of the phony class warfare card Obama has been playing with executive bonuses. Do you see the ironic humor in it all? I’d be laughing if I wasn’t crying for the truly needy who the Dems screwed, again while bailing out the super rich.
Calls'em hey welcome back. how was the mission
Another joke of the day. You folks voted for Obama and he throws crumbs at you, this time funding public housing repair through a government controlled bank. This was done to help Citibank - not the poor and working class people trapped in public housing. What fools NYC Democrats be.
The only real solution is to slowly privatize public housing, letting the tenants pay their fare share, while selling off some properties to fund helping others until they can all be sold in a 20 year period or so. When sold, a small (10%) amount of the apts should be for truly poor, disabled and elderly folks.
PS - nice softball piece for the NYCHA and Citibank. You are officially part of the propaganda arm of the (soon to be voted out of office) corrupt liberal Democrat machine.
Jerry yes! put them all on the street!
What a waste of money. Perpetual deadbeats on a ride covered by the taxpayers. Why not everybody gets subsidized?
Al these kinds of deal will eventually lead to the poor masses finally waking up and realizing they are screwed. When they do realize that they will not hesitate to revolt in a bloody manner. It will take another decade or so before they realize they have nothing & won't mind dying fighting the oligarchies that are being created in such partnerships
I love how the lazy and corrupt rich and the lazy and corrupt poor are in the same boat together in this country, especially so in NYC. All the while, the hard-working middle class gets the shaft yet again.
It follows one of the worst days in public housing history, after the ground-breaking of the Atlantic Yards project. Or maybe the ground-breaking was actually the most important day in public housing history, and failed to be recognized. Huh, John?
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