Trump: more campaign cash, more private prisons

Graph of incarcerated Americans 1920-2006

Willie Sutton was a 1950’s bank robber who famously declared it was worth risking prison (where he spent more than half of his life) to rob banks because “that’s where all the money is.” Today, Sutton would be surprised to learn that private prisons are now “where all the money is”—provided you own a prison company and were smart enough to give Donald Trump a fat donation. If making a fortune by owning a prison seems improbable to you, consider this: imagine every single resident of the City of Houston,…

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Trump hires lots of cheap visa labor

CrookedDonald.com has earlier reported how Trump aided his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in a scheme to sell Green Cards to Chinese investors at $500,000 a pop. But there is an even more sordid story in Trump’s immigration history: for two decades, Crooked Donald’s company has gamed our jumbled immigration laws to hire foreign workers to save his companies a very few bucks they could have used that money to offer blue and pink collar jobs to American citizens. Despite his tough talk on immigration, Trump’s immigration proposal will punch a big…

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