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  •  An apt analysis of the overall outcome of this (3+ / 0-)

    manipulation of wages to benefit corporate interests - and at the same time enrich our elected representatives through continuous campaign contributions while in office - and lobbying contracts when they exit.

    A vicious cycle that we must find a way to break up.  If this goes without being addressed by labor, workers and our unemployed, there will be no chance to recover.

    Historically they start a program with great intentions and once it is in place, they allow outside influences to trigger amendments, softening of regulations and exemptions for influential parties or groups.  The end result is a full scale exploitation by the time they're done and a law that can no longer be identified as that which began the program.

    Let UNICOR get their substantial foot in the door through repatriation and PIECP involvement, and there will be no end to this.  More prison factories built, more Americans imprisoned to fill necessary labor positions...and fewer and fewer jobs for Americans without a criminal record or even an arrest.

    Sad state of affairs, MNDem999.  Thanks for coming in and taking part in the discussion and so concisely describing how this will work out for all...

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

    by Bob Sloan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:37:36 PM PST

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