March 5, 2012

Outsourcing? What about INsourcing? aka Prison Labor

"Going to China isn't cheap enough now, so they're sending our jobs to the prison system."





In 2005, 14 million lbs of beef was contaminated with rat feces. A recall was not allowed by the USDA, because it would draw too much attention to prison labor.



So here's the deal: ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a group of corporations that write bills. Then they send them out to corrupt legislators and political leaders around the USA.

One of the things that this group of corporations has been working on is creating a prison labor force.

Some jobs are leaving the country. Others are staying in the country, but being sourced to Prisons. 1 in 100 Americans are in prison right now. We have the highest prison population in the world. Most prisoners are in for nonviolent drug-related offenses.


I'm pretty sure this is the textbook definition of fascism?