Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gitmo North

Most lawmakers view the prospect of moving prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to their districts as a negative proposition. But at least one Democratic senator is open to the idea as a potential economic boost to his struggling state.

Michigan’s Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, told CQ Politics that construction and staffing at a new maximum-security prison could help his cash-starved state.

“If the governor and the local officials are open to it, that’s something that should be considered,” Levin said.

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican, suggested this month that creating a “Guantanamo North” in the Upper Peninsula could net the state upward of $1 billion per year.

The Buzz says those detainees will prefer waterboarding after enduring an Upper Peninsula winter. KANSAS CITY NEWS

1 comment:

WB said...

If they could now just figure out how to imprison 25% of the US Population, just think of how big of a boom that would be. It could be just welfare recipients, the elderly, and political dissenters to start. Then I am sure there will be a way to get the rest if needed.

Georgia seems to be a leader here. Last month the figures were released state by state on population per how many were in jail or on probation. Georgia won out with 1 in 13. The attorneys and courts must be booming in Georgia.

One thing concerns me though. I always heard those Chinese were smart cookies. But something must be wrong over there. They only have 3 out of 100,000 in jail. Why are they so backwards?

Ah, you know now that those Chinese are chasing after western ways, I am sure they will catch up with us when more attorneys breed and increase in numbers over there in a hundred years or so. Then they can be booming on their prison population also.