I know we don’t have money but Damn!
“For every 5,000 felons who receive an early release, 45,500 new crimes will be committed over a three-year period, and 9,000 of those crimes will be violent felonies. Applied to the 20,000 felons set for release under the budget proposal, this would result in an estimated 182,000 new crimes being committed over the next three years – 35,000 of them violent felonies!”
Early release of felons?! What the heck kind of strategy is that. The school districts are already laying off teachers and now they want to corrupt the world even more by releasing felons. You have to be kidding me!! How about we think of some other budgeting strategies like making shoes cheaper by 25% and cigarettes $30 dollars a pack (but then that might just produce more felons because people will be angry all the time for there cancer sticks being the same price as 1/2 a tank of gas….). Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! How about we legalize marijuana and tax the hell out of it. The economy will bounce back in a minimum if 3… maybe 6 months. Marijuana will increase supermarket spending for late night munchies and it will give everyone that “natural” high they are looking for. It will allow everyone to just slow down and think about the world in a whole new light.
Now I know this may be a bit of a deviation from my motto of “Positively Influence” but it is the lesser of two evils. I would rather buy a new pair of shoes, get high, and buy taco bell at 2:00am than let the jails felons out because we are broke. (I don’t smoke).
ps. Sorry for the spelling and grammar errors. I wrote this all on my iPhone.