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xmoonbunnyx From: xmoonbunnyx Date: November 8th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I am extremely glad that the anti same-sex marriage prop didn't pass, but all the anti-illegals stuff is sad.

I mean, technically, our ancestors were illegal entrants... We just showed up here and took the land from the Native Americans. How is that right?

But, back to present... If we've banned them from adult education benefits and we've also passed the prop sending meth users to jail the first time around, aren't we setting ourselves up to spend a lot of tax dollars?

I'm not good at politics or any of that crap. But if they can't be educated and they resort to illegal activities like dealing drugs (and using them) -- and they get caught -- then we end up paying for them anyway by means of prison or jail time. It costs money to incarcerate people.

I don't know; it's all weird to me.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 9th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're absolutely right that it's fiscally unsound. But the United States has been trending that way for a long time. We spend way more money on the average inmate than the average schoolkid. Seriously.
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