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  •  All tax outlays should pay for outcomes and value (4+ / 0-)
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    Lawguy101, lyvwyr101, samanthab, Matt Z

    Just like being done with teachers and health care, where the public good, the function, and the profit motive are all similarly inconsistent and immoral, lets measure performance against moral and objective goals and establish robust oversight.

    Prisons should not be private enterprises.

    Public or private, however, Americans need to establish the goals and boundaries for incarceration. Every prison should have transparent citizen oversight. Every facility should be regularly audited,  rated, and with public access to performance measurements. Pay for performance in incarceration, cleanliness, nutrition, rehab, non-recidivism. Just like Medicare is now doing denying claims for hospital-born illnesses and/or rehospitalization, don't pay for return visits.

    Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

    by kck on Wed May 18, 2011 at 10:20:10 AM PDT

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