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This is an actual chart from the Republican’s Budget Proposal they rolled out yesterday. It cracks me up.

In other news Senator Jim Webb actually wants to do something about our horrific criminal justice system. It is a tragic embarrassment and not something a Senator will get many political points for tackling. Good for him. Here is part of his argument:

  • With 5% of the world’s population, our country now houses 25% of the world’s reported prisoners.
  • Incarcerated drug offenders have soared 1200% since 1980.
  • Four times as many mentally ill people are in prisons than in mental health hospitals.
  • Approximately 1 million gang members reside in the U.S., many of them foreign-based; and Mexican cartels operate in 230+ communities across the country.
  • Post-incarceration re-entry programs are haphazard and often nonexistent, undermining public safety and making it extremely difficult for ex-offenders to become full, contributing members of society.

That is why he introduced the The National Criminal Justice Act of 2009. I am going to call my Senators and urge them to support the bill. Sounds like just the kind of bill Feinstein could come up with a Republican talking point to argue against it.


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