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...]
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