NYC homeless made to compete for help
The following is an open letter to Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo:
Perhaps if either of you, or any of our esteemed local representatives took the time to chat with some of the younger homeless, as I have, you/they would discover (as I did) that most of the people, aged 16-50, come from other states, as close as NJ and as far away as the Dakotas!
That being said, I do believe that NY State and City residents should help the homeless, but help our homeless first. There must be a law somewhere, or one should be written and introduced that would give preferential treatment to NYC citizens out of our NYC taxes. At the same time, our NY government should send these young, able-bodied (but mostly alcohol or drug-addicted) men and women back to the state they came from, and let those tax payers take care of their own. You could start by asking for any kind of identification before giving them services such as food stamps, housing or a bus ticket to their home state!