"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Welfare Prison Dormitories?
Either those folks in the GOP Party are test tube babies, smoking dynamite, or just plain downright loco. We might as well call this the year the GOP lost their minds. When it gets to the point that a GOP candidate is suggesting prisons be converted into dormitories for those receiving welfare, it is affirmative that those on the right side of the political arena are certifiable insane without a doubt.
Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino wants to convert prisons into permanent housing for all welfare recipients. That's not all his plan calls for either. Nope!
"Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients,where they could work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in "personal hygiene." ~~Beth Fouhy, Huffingtonpost~~
"Paladino laid out several plans that included converting underused state prisons into centers that would house welfare recipients. There, they would do work for the state – "military service, in some cases park service, in other cases public works service," he said – while prison guards would be retrained to work as counselors." ~~Beth Fouhy, Huffingtonpost~~
"Instead of handing out the welfare checks, we'll teach people how to earn their check. We'll teach them personal hygiene ... the personal things they don't get when they come from dysfunctional homes," Paladino said. ~~Beth Fouhy, Huffingtonpost~~
"These are beautiful properties with basketball courts, bathroom facilities, toilet facilities. Many young people would love to get the hell out of cities,"Paladino said. "He also defended his hygiene remarks, saying he had trained inner-city troops in the Army and knows their needs."~~Beth Fouhy, Huffingtonpost~~
Paladino is running for Governor, but is clueless to the fact that there is a Federal law in place that requires welfare recipients to work for the cash grants. Apparently, he thinks that prisons are luxury resorts and not substandard facilities. Hey...I have a better idea. Why don't we use those prisons to house those rightwing folks and corporate welfare guys.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?