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Finding Money for Incarceration


Liberals are arguing that, in order to save money (they've recently discovered that saving money is important), we need to cut back on the number of criminals we imprison.  They've spent years losing the argument that criminals don't deserve to be in the slammer, but they're increasingly winning the argument that it costs too much to keep them there.

What to do?  Well, we could remind ourselves that securing the physical safety of our citizens from dangerous people is government's first obligation.  We could also remind ourselves that just punishment should not be left to accountants, however important accountants might be in other contexts.

Failing that, however, we could quit giving hundreds of millions of dollars to terrorists and criminals and use that money to fight them instead of reward them.

The story, Taliban, criminals get $360 million from US taxes, is here.

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