NY Gov. Candidate: Prison Dorms for Welfare Recipients
Carl Paladino is vying for the Republican nomination for Governor of New York, competing against Rick Lazio. Tea partiers love the wealthy real estate developer and former lawyer, who hails from Buffalo. Paladino's latest: treat welfare recipients like prisoners:
Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they would work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in "personal hygiene."
Under his plan, prison guards would work as counselors to the welfare recipients. He says the dorms would be optional, and claims:
"These are beautiful properties with basketball courts, bathroom facilities, toilet facilities. Many young people would love to get the hell out of cities," Paladino he said. [More...]
How does he need they need hygiene lessons?
In their dysfunctional environment, they never learned these things," he said.
Paladino doesn't seem very articulate, he just plays to emotions. Here's his comments on the NYC Islamic Center, which are close to incomprehensible:
He says the American Troops are watching this too.
"They're fighting these miserable fundamentalists and these radicals and Taliban and Al Queda or whatever," Paladino said. "They're fighting them for us so that we can debate whether or not we're going to allow a Mosque.
Paladino, whose motto is "Paladino for the People" is hardly a member of the middle class. According to his website, "His company controls a half billion in assets and, with a personal worth of $150 million, Carl has pledged to spend up to $10 million of his own money in his campaign for governor of New York."
He might as well throw it down the toilets he is so fond of referring to.
The primary is Sept. 14. Lazio should be a shoo-in. He's wisely ignoring Paladino and concentrating on Cuomo.
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