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  • flopo_da_gato flopo_da_gato Nov 7, 2009 11:01 AM Flag

    If they federally fund abortion

    that's when I stop paying taxes to this country.

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    • It's almost like paying for a hitman isn't it?

      What's the difference? You are paying for murder.

    • <that's when I stop paying taxes to this country. >

      I wish you wouldn't do that. It would cost $28,000 a year in taxes to house you in the graybar hotel, and worse than that the money would just encourage bad things.

      As someone else said: "The prisoner is to a private prison corporation what a broken window is to a glazier: a source of cash. What's good for the glazier is not good for society"

      http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=867
      "What is the most profitable industry in America? Weapons, oil and computer technology all offer high rates of return, but there is probably no sector of the economy so abloom with money as the privately run prison industry.

      Consider the growth of the Corrections Corporation of America, the industry leader whose stock price has climbed from $8 a share in 1992 to about $30 today and whose revenue rose by 81 per cent in 1995 alone. Investors in Wackenhut Corrections Corp. have enjoyed an average return of 18 per cent during the past five years and the company is rated by Forbes as one of the top 200 small businesses in the country. At Esmor, another big private prison contractor, revenues have soared from $4.6 million in 1990 to more than $25 million in 1995.

      Ten years ago there were just five privately-run prisons in the country, housing a population of 2,000. Today nearly a score of private firms run more than 100 prisons with about 62,000 beds. That's still less than five per cent of the total market but the industry is expanding fast, with the number of private prison beds expected to grow to 360,000 during the next decade."



      By the way, if you think your personal beliefs trump the law, then what country do you live in? I cannot think of any like that. Maybe the Kingdom of North Dumpling, which did in fact sign a mutual non-aggression pact President Bush Sr.

 
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