"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
"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
"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
"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
"It's not really a good idea because they are people just like anybody else. They just happen to need shelter. It's always a good idea to save money, but in this case, the city should conduct fund raisers for the homeless." - Angie Duncan, Canarsie
"I think it's a dastardly thing to treat homeless people as if they were nondescript. Instead of counteracting the $36,000, why not take the cumulative amount and restore the abandoned buildings which have become a blight to the communities they are located in all over the city? Or they could use condominiums that are not inhabited at all, like some in Sheepshead Bay, to help out the homeless.
What's Your Opinion?
QUESTION: Though the measure in the U.S. Senate was rejected last week, do you think gun owners with valid permits from one state should be allowed to carry concealed weapons into states where they are banned, such as New York? Why or why not? Full Story
"No, it's against the law. You shouldn't go against the state if the state doesn't allow it. Crime is already too high. We don't need to add to it." - Joshua Mercado, Coney Island