How Did That Man Get Re-elected?  

MissAnnThrope 56F
11679 posts
11/25/2005 10:00 pm

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7/29/2006 9:53 pm

How Did That Man Get Re-elected?

I'm talking about Michael Bloomberg. Did Democrats just not turn out to vote this month?

Since about spring, I've been noticing the number of homeless sleeping on the streets of Manhattan growing by leaps and bounds. I'm also seeing far more beggars on the subway. Do you Manhattanites just step over the homeless on your way to hailing a cab and just think they're decoration? Or is everyone who voted for the man from an outer borough and they don't bother to visit Manhattan?

The homeless are also sleeping on the subways more and more. Last Saturday night, I did what I never thought I'd ever do. I was on the subway at 2 AM. It wasn't nearly as scary as people make it out to be. Perhaps because it was a Saturday night. But the car I was in had limited seating because of the homeless sleeping on the seats. Then, as I passed a church, there were a number of homeless people sleeping on a raised area, right in front of the church. How Christian of them. Yes, you can sleep on the front stoop, but don't come in the doors. So much for charity work by churches.

Yesterday started half price fares on subways and buses through January 2. I expect to see even more homeless taking advantage of sleeping on the subways, to stay warm as the month goes on.

Did Bloomberg start shutting down shelters? Or just cutting back on security in shelters? I have to say, since he was re-elected, I'm seeing fewer and fewer cops in the subways and at Port Authority. So it wouldn't surprise me if he started cutting down on costs in homeless shelters first.

Why did you all reelect this man?

GangBangCple 66M/55F

11/25/2005 11:22 pm

In a democracy, we get the government we deserve!

every vote counts !

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
11/26/2005 5:27 pm

All I can say is I miss Clinton. I am not sure what is wrong Miss Ann, but I want you to know if you need help just ask. I hope you are ok now.

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

11/27/2005 9:24 am

What an ass....he should be taking care of of these people, not taking things away...

That's a thing they do though....they try to make the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor.

Sad isn't it?

Always The Bitch

header1979 37M
507 posts
11/29/2005 9:08 am

So you want Guilani back? The homeless were off the streets and out of Grand Central and little panhandling in the subway when he was mayor. I don't know wherre he put the homeless but they were not visible. Did Bloomberg shut down the shelters? Is 8th Avenue going back to what it was before Guilani? Manhattan is too nice of place to let go down the tubes.

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
11/29/2005 12:53 pm

The first time I visited New York was before the clean-up. I was staying in an expensive hotel near to Grand Central Station ... I stepped outside the hotel for an evening stroll, looked around and headed back into the hotel for dinner instead.

Several years later I returned and was amazed to find the city feeling safe. I don't honestly know how it was achieved or whom I should thank but the improvement was difficult to believe.

It'd be a real shame to see the city sink again.

rm_CauseISaidSo 48F
182 posts
11/29/2005 10:29 pm

Well, I understand that your point is not the homeless cluttering up the streets, MissAnn, I know you are talking about who is looking out for them and where are their programs. A lot of them will not stay in shelters as they feel the shelters can be more dangerous overall than
fending for themselves.

As you know however, I am not allowed to have an opinion on NYC politics until after I get my ass out to the polling place in 4 years, lol.

redmustang91 57M  
8599 posts
12/4/2005 11:56 am

I don't know what the problem solution is to the homeless, but the weather has a lot to do with where the homeless hang out. Many of them have mental problems that makes staying in shelters difficult as well. I wish the money wasted on the Iraq war was spent on human services, but doubt that would happen given the Republican control of Presidnecy and Congress. The Katrina victims have to repay loans for rebuilding, while the Iraqis rebuilding do not!

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