Fwd: Problem Solved!!

*Let's put the seniors in jail, and the criminals in a nursing home*

This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies,
and walks, they'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental
and medical treatment , wheel chairs etc. and they'd receive money
instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be
helped instantly ,if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be
ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals
and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built
for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room,spiritual
counselling, pool, and education.

Simple clothing , shoes, slippers, P.J.'s and legal aid would be free,
on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard ,with gardens.

Each senior could have a P.C. a T.V. radio, and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors , to hear complaints, and the guards
would have a code of conduct, that would be strictly adhered to.

The "criminals" would get cold food,  be left all alone, and unsupervised.
lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.

Live in a tiny room , and pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope
of ever getting out. Justice for all.


Anonymous said...

No one whose ever actually been in a prison would think this "solution" was clever or smart. Most prisons aren't the resorts people like to think they are, they're dangerous, soul crushing hell holes. The exceptions are the "Club Feds" and "Camp Cupcakes", where we send white collar criminals who fuck over lots of people. Its simple really: steal $100 from one person, go to hell. Steal $100,000,000 from lots of people, get special treatment.

But it does hit on a decent point: we spend too much on prisons and not enough on old people. I say we legalize all drugs, stop putting people in jail for possession, and use the money we save to care for some of our most vulnerable citizens.

Of course, as soon as that happens Republicans will complain that its evil socialism and old people are just a bunch of leeches who need to be put down.

Anonymous said...

If this were an idea that someone was actually proposing, instead of a "Something's-wrong-with-the-USA" rant, I'd think this person is deranged. Tune into MSNBC for their Prison shows a time or two, and tell me you want to send elderly people into that nightmare. What ever happened to that saying "America, love it or leave it." It tends to drop from use whenever the democrats are in charge.

ferschitz said...

As a "solution" for assisting the elderly, I'm not surprised that nasty rightwingers would come up with the idea of imprisoning them, rather than coming up with humane programs, which are currently being cut in many states throughout the nation. Plus Pete Peterson's Catfood Commission has always been striving to reduce or eliminate Medicare, so suggested fixes like this are unsuprising. More rightwing propoganda sent out to soften up the rubes into accepting the unacceptable.

BTW, an older man (in his 70s) in San Diego recently robbed a bank in order to be sent to prison, where he'd get some care and medical attention. He chose bank robbery bc it's a fed crime, and he stated that the fed prison system is "better" and more humane than the state system.

Pretty sad commentary on our society that some people are, in fact, doing crimes so that they can go to prison in order to get meals and medical care.

Of course, rightwingers will focus solely on the fact that someone committed a crime, rather than looking at what drove him to do it. That's how they're all so complacent about having rights taken away from all of us.

katz said...

So news flash:

Nursing homes are commercially run.

Rich old people with lots of money get put in swanky resort-style places.

Poor old people (or confused old people who got cheated out of their life savings) get put into institutional hellholes.

Isn't that the way you want it? Capitalism in action: rich people get whatever they want, poor people (you know, those lazy leeches) get nothing, and good old-fashioned US-owned businesses get to overcharge and neglect seniors because they're too powerless to do anything about it. U-S-A!

Marc with a C said...

Hey bro, if you're so enchanted with the idea of prison, don't let me stop you.

Just memorize these words: don't drop the soap. In Spanish. It will make your daily showers that much more enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

Private rooms for all? ROTF...

Nancy Irving

Hooray4US said...

Keeping prisoners in prison is quite expensive. For ex, most prison guards in CA have a starting salary of $70k per year, whereas teachers in CA start around $40k pa.

a rightwinger fantasy about how fantastic prison "life" is, not based on facts. A private room? It's called a cell for a reason, and other than some Club Feds, prisoners don't get "private rooms." Food delivered to your "room"?? Where? When? Maybe if you're in solitary. Try that and see how "great" it is to have your food delivered to you.

If rightwingers don't like paying for prisons, then perhaps they should stop pushing for harsher criminal sentencing laws. It would help if they actually knew the facts, but clearly rightwing think tanks send out deliberately misleading info, and this is a good example of lies and misinformation. guh

Bebe 99 said...

Katz you make a good point about nursing homes being commercial businesses. This article seems to be calling for socialized care for the elderly. Hm that might be a good idea...

This is the kind of circular thinking that neocon logic leads to.
Namely "Whatever I stand for depends who my enemy of the moment is."

katz said...

Hooray: It would also help if fewer of their pundits had investments in the prison business.

Hooray4US said...

Katz: not just the pundits, but the politicians have investments in the prison industry, plus loads of donations come to politicians at votin' time. You betcha, wink wink.

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