In response to a Wall Street Journal report that found the average length of stay for families with children in city homeless shelters has shot up by more than 30 percent during the last fiscal year, Hizzoner said the following:
"We have made our shelter system so much better that, unfortunately, when people are in it, or, fortunately, depending on what your objective is, it is a much more pleasurable experience than they ever had before."
It's that "pleasurable experience" part that has raised a few eyebrows (read: pissed off just about everyone).
"Mayor Bloomberg systematically closed every single path to affordable housing once available to homeless families with vulnerable children," she said. "His failed policies are the major factor leading to the record shelter population this summer. Blaming homeless families and suggesting they are luxuriating in 'pleasurable' accommodations shows just how badly the mayor is out of touch."