"I don't think it's a good deal for the consumer. They are giving you $4500 — but that's just a credit toward another car. A lot of people still can't afford it. I wouldn't trade in my car." - Kaiso Walker, Amsterdam, N.Y. 002p4_xlg.jpg
"It's good. But the economy doesn't necessarily improve because of a stimulus - because people misuse the money. And right now, Americans are not spending." - Milagros Laboy, Canarsie 002p3_xlg.jpg
"I do think it's a good idea to get a fuel efficient car. But then again, the government put billions of dollars into businesses that may not be helping the problem. They may not be handling the money properly." - Rey Ortiz, Long Island 002p2_xlg.jpg

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Editor's note: The following is text of a letter recently received : John Rhea, Chairman NYC Housing Authority Dear Mr. Rhea: I am writing this letter at the behest of my constituents who reside in the Bay View Houses. Full Story

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What's Your Opinion?

    QUESTION: DO YOU THINK THE CITY'S POLICY TO SEND HOMELESS FAMILIES OUT OF NEW YORK ON PLANES, TRAINS AND BUSES BECAUSE IT IS MORE ECONOMICAL THAN THE $36,000 A YEAR IT NOW COSTS TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR A HOMELESS FAMILY IS A GOOD IDEA? Full Story

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"It's a good idea to take some of the burden off the City of New York. It becomes expensive after awhile to keep them here. And if they have families or some means of support elsewhere, why not send them there?" - Xavier Mahon, East New York 002p7_xlg.jpg
"If it helps out the homeless people, it's a good idea. If homeless families find that it helps them out, then the city should offer it." - Arthur Kreda, Staten Island 002p6_xlg.jpg
"It's okay as a voluntary option for the homeless, but not as a compulsory general policy. It's not even more economical to send homeless people out of the city, because with job training and housing, they could contribute to the struggling economy right here in New York City." - Eli Kimels, Canarsie 002p5_xlg.jpg
"I personally think it's a bad idea. The politicians are stealing so much money — why don't they do something for the homeless? The politicians should come out with other ideas for helping the homeless." - Ray Gonzalez, Canarsie 002p4_xlg.jpg
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