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originally posted by: GraffikPleasure
a reply to: MOMof3
Interesting how you mention safety of your grandchildren are in his hands and then chastise him for putting more money in defense. Yes, the US spends blah blah blah than the next blah blah blah. Personally, every single government entity needs to be audited and reduced EXCEPT DEFENSE.
If our government stopped playing police we wouldn't have to, but I think it's too far gone for that.
That is what I continually see from people here when speaking about Donald, good or bad, they are blinded by their hatred or faith.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
This is my sole reason for turning against Trump...
Few profited more immediately from Donald Trump’s election than the private-prison industry. On Nov. 9, the day after Mr. Trump won, the Corrections Corporation of America (now CoreCivic), the nation’s biggest operator of private prisons, saw its stock price jump 43 percent; its leading competitor, the GEO Group, rose 21 percent. Stocks in those companies are up more than 100 percent since Election Day.
There was good reason for the optimism. During the campaign, Mr. Trump spun tales of crime-wracked cities and uncontrolled violence that, even though mostly divorced from reality, appealed to public fears. He also called the nation’s prison system “a disaster” and said: “I do think we can do a lot of privatizations and private prisons. It seems to work a lot better.” The industry responded by giving hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of Mr. Trump’s candidacy.
Under Mr. Trump, Private Prisons Thrive Again
Is this the industry we really want to succeed under Trump?
The Trump administration's plan to reconsider privately run prisons faces a web of complications amid litigation and allegations the industry cuts corners at the expense of security.
Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memo directing the Bureau of Prisons to start phasing out the use of private prisons.
Trump administration reversal on private prison use faces pitfalls
For too long the private prison industry has profited off of misdemeanors and other crimes non deserving of prison. Then for Trump to reverse position on private prisons...
Slave labor... that's all private prisons are. Slave labor. Yes, make murderers and rapists be society's slaves. But a traffic ticket, marijuana, whatever else nonsense... no.
Don't let this stand!!!!
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: EternalSolace
Follow the rhetoric:
Private prison companies making big bucks on locking up undocumented immigrants
Priva te Prison Companies Will Still Lock Up Immigrants, Despite DOJ Decision
Also look at his AG:
Jeff Sessions Reverses Government's Stance on Private Prison Use
If anyone is surprised that Trump supports private prisons then I really can't say why. The evidence to put two and two together has been available since Trump started talking about illegals.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
If prison population or prison control was one of your top deciding factors on voting then I guess you'd have a right to be upset. I doubt that's very many of you though. As a legal non-law breaking citizen I really don't care if prisoners are in a private prison or a govt one. I would bet if it's govt run it's going to waste money and be loaded over the top in bureaucracy.