On Tuesday evening, the City Council voted, 48-1, to go-ahead with a lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg and company over a new policy that would require the homeless to prove their homelessness before gaining admission into a shelter.

The lone holdout in favor of the proposal was Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., a renowned asshole with a black heart who hates graffiti, a lot.

Seth Diamond, the Department of Homeless Services Commissioner, argues that this new requirement will help put an end to those persons who have a place to stay, but are just trying to take advantage of the plush cots and lavish dormitory-style living that NYC’s shelter system are notorious for providing. The measure is also expected to save a whopping $4 million a year.

Can you think of a better way to save the City of New York money, than by pitting lots of mentally disturbed people against a municipal bureaucracy? (Photo: ANIMALNewYork)