Florida To NYC: We’re Not Your Homeless Receptacle

07.31.09 Bucky Turco

sm_3706366322_a8b7e04bd0_b A politician in Florida isn’t cool with Mayor Bloomberg’s diaspora strategy for dealing with the city’s poor families and wrote him a scolding letter. Mayor Richard Crotty of Orange County blasted the “homeless relocation program” and says that issuing one-way tickets does little to address the problem, it just transfers it elsewhere. Read the full communique after the jump, that includes this fittingly ironic quote inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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