Even in NYC

I know rents are high in New York City. I understand this. BUT...

http://nypost.com/2017/01/24/eric-garners-widow-to-stay-in-public-housing-despite-2m-settlement/

Basically, she received $2,000,000.00.

but as it's a settlement, it doesn't count as income (or apparently an asset) and thus the fine taxpayers get to continue subsidizing her living arrangements.

I'm on the record as saying if you come to the taxpayers with hat in hand, saying you cannot afford food (and thus get food stamps) or a place to live (thus getting subsidized housing), then you have to be down on your luck. And of course, given that, should not be able to get any luxury items such as...oh....cable TV, cell phones, soda pop, beer, lottery tickets and so on- after all, how can you afford those if you can't even afford to feed and shelter yourself?

Sadly, this country feels differently to the extent that you can have two million dollars to your name and STILL get free housing.

The irony, Zjabs is paying to house someone much richer than he is (and no, that's not a remark about Donald Trump living in the White House as at least he has a job)

-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)

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