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    1. Will kill more people than Al Qaida ever will.
    2. Will get away with it if non-Movement Conservatives in office don't realize how dangerous it is.

    Privatizing prisons was supposed to be about saving money. It doesn't. Fuck it. End the study.

    It it doesn't produce the results advertised, it still makes liberals mad. It makes people who don't vote for Republcians fearful.

    It pisses off people they want pissed off, and keeps the rabble in line, so that makes it good enough to make public policy.

    That's evil.

    The kind of evil that will lead some future Rightwing fuckwit to propose pay-per-view prison fights or slave labor to offset the cost of privatization.

    When there is a profit motive to keep our prisons full, a lot of new things will suddenly become major felonies. You just have to look how Movement Conservatives have operated since Barry Goldwater got his ass kicked in 1964. Lower the bar. Establish the new low, and then lower it again.  

    Like protesting in the streets is like being a drug dealer of ideas. Or trying to organize a union is the new assault with a deadly weapon.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Sat May 05, 2012 at 05:14:37 PM PDT

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