Skip to comments.White House: Gitmo transfers mean jobs (in Illinois)
Posted on 11/22/2009 2:40:25 PM PST by SolidWood
THOMSON, Ill., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of jobs would be created in Illinois if the U.S. government purchases a nearly empty prison there to house terror detainees, a study indicates.
The study, performed by the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisers and obtained by The Chicago Sun-Times, asserted that 2,290 to 2,960 jobs would be created in and around Thomson, Ill., in the first year after its conversion to house some of the prisoners now held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility, the newspaper reported Sunday.
Local residents in the Illinois-Iowa border town would be "good candidates" to fill 1,240 to 1,410 of those jobs, the report indicated.
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A good many prison guards are SEIU.
Interesting stimulus program. Let’s just import all terrorists to Illinois.
The list, ping
Government jobs? Soon to be the only jobs our children cans aspire to.
Pathetic. The only jobs they can come up with.
I hear that the rubber surgical gloves industry is going to take off in Illinois too!
2960 jobs to help control 200 prisoners? Where do these people come up with this stuff?
they want them , well OK, and are they going to cry when they either escape, there is a terrorist act or even a massive riot which could result in deaths of guards of course in the name of the peaceful religion islam.
so creating some jobs is better than the security of this country plus the cost to house them here.
Wait till those lawyers get info and pass it out and just wait till their terrorist friends come to visit town.
This white house has no clue about the threat we face or they just don’t care.
I am amazed even the cult of obama and the sheep of the Dems would not have woken up by now.
It is plain for even a blind man to see what the hell is going on and that there is no leadership on the international level
40 correctiional officers and the rest 24-7 Imans and those guys who do the call to prayer.
That’s what I was going to say.
100 to 1 guard to prisoner? Hell, put them all in a hole and give one guy a key to toss food in once a day.
They should farm out some of their overpopulation to IL.
It could fill that prison, and Calif would still be overcrowded
More jobs in IL, and no terrorists from Gitmo.
maybe they added unknown districts surrounding the area .
What a complete shambles this all is.
He says he is closing the place but when asked what will you do with them he has no clue.
He then wants a Govt take over but has not read the bill nor has most of his party which votes for it.
It just shows how dumb the left is when they support this crap
And the Gitmo transfers will also mean jobs in the White House and congress in 2010.
We both win.
Hey we’ll take a few dead americans if it makes the chosen one look good.. ALL HAIL MING ER OBAMA!!!!
One thing I thought that came out of the Palin-O’Reilly interview was putting the inmates from Guantanamo at the closed Navy base on Adak in Alaska....they would love going from the warmth and luxury of Guantanamo to the freezing hell of Adak. I would even agree to that move.
Oops, new congress jobs in ‘10 and perhaps an intelligent set of beings in the White House in ‘12...not ‘10.
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