Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger came up with a brilliant way to save the cash strapped state of California almost a billion dollars (and no it has nothing to do with legalizing marijuana)...
"I think that we can do so much better in the prison system alone if we can go and take, inmates for instance, the 20,000 inmates that are illegal immigrants that are here and get them to Mexico," Schwarzenegger said in a statement made to reporters at the Sacramento Press Club.
"Think about it -- if California gives Mexico the money.
Not 'Hey, you take care of them, these are your citizens'. No. Not at all. We pay them to build the prison down in Mexico. And then we have those undocumented immigrants down there in prison. It would half the costs to build the prison and run the prison. We could save a billion dollars right there that could go into higher education."
Save money by sending illegal immigrant prisoners back to Mexico to serve their time...
Wow... it's because of profound wisdom like this that the good people of California voted this man into office, right?
The state of California is 19.9 billion dollars in the red and has the most overcrowded prisons in the nation (in 2007, estimates were that there were as many as 170,000 inmates being warehoused in jails intended to hold 100,000 men) and the Governator just now realized that it as an exuberant waste of money to continue housing illegal Mexican prisoners in Californian jails???It’s enough to make you rethink the whole democratic process, ain't it...?