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White House: Gitmo transfers mean jobs (in Illinois)
UPI ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | UPI

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Illinois; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chicagomafia; culturalsuicide; gitmo; illinois; insanity; jobs; jobsforblood; nationalsuicide; obama; seiu; unions
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1 posted on 11/22/2009 2:40:27 PM PST by SolidWood
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To: SolidWood

A good many prison guards are SEIU.


2 posted on 11/22/2009 2:41:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: SolidWood

Interesting stimulus program. Let’s just import all terrorists to Illinois.


3 posted on 11/22/2009 2:42:17 PM PST by Anti-MSM (Personal responsibility...what a concept!)
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To: SolidWood; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


4 posted on 11/22/2009 2:44:53 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SolidWood

Government jobs? Soon to be the only jobs our children cans aspire to.


5 posted on 11/22/2009 2:45:03 PM PST by Kenny
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To: SolidWood
if the U.S. government purchases a nearly empty prison there to house terror detainees, a study indicates. More spending of our tax dollars, when they have a Hilton style prison now in Gitmo
6 posted on 11/22/2009 2:46:57 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: SolidWood

Pathetic. The only jobs they can come up with.


7 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:12 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat rescue officer's dad,)
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To: SolidWood

I hear that the rubber surgical gloves industry is going to take off in Illinois too!


8 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:12 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: SolidWood

2960 jobs to help control 200 prisoners? Where do these people come up with this stuff?


9 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:13 PM PST by RC2
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To: bray

Ping!


10 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:22 PM PST by Jean S
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To: SolidWood

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


11 posted on 11/22/2009 2:48:28 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: RC2

40 correctiional officers and the rest 24-7 Imans and those guys who do the call to prayer.


12 posted on 11/22/2009 2:48:56 PM PST by votemout
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To: RC2

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.


13 posted on 11/22/2009 2:50:39 PM PST by hattend (Pray for Obama!! Psalm 109:8 Amen!)
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To: SolidWood
Calif is massively overcrowded in it's prison system

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.

14 posted on 11/22/2009 2:50:43 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! Watch this space)
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To: RC2

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


15 posted on 11/22/2009 2:51:22 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: SolidWood

And the Gitmo transfers will also mean jobs in the White House and congress in 2010.

We both win.


16 posted on 11/22/2009 2:51:51 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Syncro
Calif is massively overcrowded in it's prison system They should farm out some of their overpopulation to IL.

Will Illinois accept a IOU to pay for them? Your plan is exactly the deal California wants to make with Michigan only Ca. doesn't have any means of paying us.
17 posted on 11/22/2009 2:55:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: SolidWood

Hey we’ll take a few dead americans if it makes the chosen one look good.. ALL HAIL MING ER OBAMA!!!!


18 posted on 11/22/2009 2:55:37 PM PST by crazydad
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To: SolidWood

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.


19 posted on 11/22/2009 2:55:52 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, new congress jobs in ‘10 and perhaps an intelligent set of beings in the White House in ‘12...not ‘10.


20 posted on 11/22/2009 3:00:58 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SolidWood

Oh yeah, jobs, right. How long will those jobs be there? Is der fuehrer planning on keeping all of those prisoners there forever? Maybe he is planning on releasing them and filling the prison with those who don’t buy health insurance from the government or maybe those who refuse to go along with the rest of his facist-nazi plans.


21 posted on 11/22/2009 3:01:42 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SolidWood

We have MILLIONS of folks out of work, millions of folks that have lost their homes and millions of folks have lost their dreams.

All of that and much much more, and THIS is the best Obama and his criminal conspirators can do!

Absolutely EVERYTHING is above the pay grade of Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.


22 posted on 11/22/2009 3:02:37 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: SolidWood

I thought all the mean jobs were already taken.


23 posted on 11/22/2009 3:03:09 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe Calif could rescind the high salaries and sweetheart deals they made with the prison guard unions to save some money?

Hmmm, they pay their prison workers here with “no” problem.

Good point you make, thanks.

If anyone makes a deal with CA to take some of their prisoners, the entities taking them should ask for a BIF deal. (Bread In Front) No IOU’s.

24 posted on 11/22/2009 3:04:53 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! Watch this space)
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To: SolidWood

Correct SEIU and Crony Jobs. Defeat this travesty! Why not New York where our state is going bankrupt. We have lots of mental hospitals they could be locked up in! All of the crazy people are outside!


25 posted on 11/22/2009 3:06:51 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: SolidWood
The study, performed by the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisers

List of advisers here

Christina Romer is Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Well, that settles it. I believe them! /s

They have done such a wonderful job at creating JOBS all over the country. /s

26 posted on 11/22/2009 3:07:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Shady

It appears the AFSCME is the union of choice in that area.

Same crap, different name.


27 posted on 11/22/2009 3:10:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: SolidWood

Attack, Republicans, attack.


28 posted on 11/22/2009 3:12:23 PM PST by dr_who
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To: SolidWood

Prison Guard Salary

Entry Level Salary:
$22,010

Average Salary:
$32,670

Requirements

If you are physically fit, have no felony convictions

stressful working conditions create turnover in this field and a rising prison population increases demand


29 posted on 11/22/2009 3:12:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SolidWood

bump


30 posted on 11/22/2009 3:13:32 PM PST by VOA
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To: RC2

Yea, and just try to get one! LOL!!!LOL!!LOL!LOL!!!!!


31 posted on 11/22/2009 3:14:22 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: manc

OK, I have a question. If the trial is in NYC, and the prisoners er TERRORIST WAR CRIMINALS are being housed in Illinois, how are they going to get to NYC?

EIB1


32 posted on 11/22/2009 3:16:03 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: RC2; ~Kim4VRWC's~

They make it up as they go along like the outright radical marxists they are.

The WH does NOT want you to see the following...

VIDEO

The REAL GUANTANAMO BAY!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtrzcBMbVXs&feature=player_embedded

In a double dip recession why is no one in our media speaking out about the money spent in Gitmo that will be wasted?

CLICK BELOW to see the courtrooms in Gitmo.

http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/storyarchive/2007/October/103107-1-courtroom21.html


33 posted on 11/22/2009 3:16:14 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SolidWood

I wonder if they counted the hundreds of extra security positions they’ll need at O’Hare if they go ahead with this.


34 posted on 11/22/2009 3:18:30 PM PST by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: SolidWood

November 17, 2009 3:09 PM

Survey Shows Only 32% of Illinois Voters Support Quinn/Durbin Plan to Move Gitmo to Illinois, 57% Oppose

60% of women, 58% of independents and plurality of Democrats call plan a “bad idea”

Less than one-third of Illinois voters support a plan to move terrorists from Gitmo to Thomson, Illinois while 57 percent call it a “bad idea,” according to a survey released today by We Ask America, a division of Xpress Professional Services, Inc. of Springfield, Illinois.

According to the overnight survey of 1,791 likely Illinois voters, 60 percent of women and 58 percent of independents oppose the plan. Even Democrats narrowly oppose the plan, 44.5 percent to 43 percent.


35 posted on 11/22/2009 3:18:38 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SolidWood

That’s not thousands of jobs.


36 posted on 11/22/2009 3:21:24 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: manc

The only good thing is it’s likely to happen to Illinois, a state that’s truly earned it by cursing us with the Illegal Alien and Senator Turban.


37 posted on 11/22/2009 3:25:21 PM PST by libstripper
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To: SolidWood

Oh, now isn’t that just special? Three thousand new taxpayer funded federal government jobs to molly-coddle a couple of hundred terrorists who are dedicated to the destruction of the U.S.

Somehow I just don’t think this will help the economy that much, seeing as how these jobs will be a drain on the economy rather boosting the economy by creating new wealth.


38 posted on 11/22/2009 3:31:31 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: SolidWood

Ahhhh......

Many new fresh faces to spit on. The terrorists will love it.


39 posted on 11/22/2009 3:40:37 PM PST by Flint
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To: kcvl

it doesn’t matter how many people oppose the transfer, the demons passed maobamacare when most of their constituants opposed it.


40 posted on 11/22/2009 3:44:05 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: kcvl

it doesn’t matter how many people oppose the transfer, the demons passed maobamacare when most of their constituants opposed it.


41 posted on 11/22/2009 3:44:13 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: cripplecreek
"2,290 to 2,960 jobs"

How many of them will be jobs for criminal defense attorneys, civil rights attorneys, immigration attorneys, etc.?

42 posted on 11/22/2009 4:04:13 PM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: SolidWood

Get ready for Thomson real estate to increase in value as muzzies start buying it up to be near their brothers in the prison.


43 posted on 11/22/2009 4:24:19 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: SolidWood

Terrorism (or whatever they call it now) as a jobs program.


44 posted on 11/22/2009 4:35:11 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: SolidWood

Trust me, they will not be hiring the town folks...............


45 posted on 11/22/2009 4:45:09 PM PST by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: SolidWood

And how will the citizens of Thomson feel after the first store or cafe is blown up by a suicide bomber or there is a mass shooting by an Islamic terrorist?


46 posted on 11/22/2009 4:59:04 PM PST by Truth29
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To: cripplecreek
Yep along with the SEIU kitchen and laundry staff they will need to take care of these terrorists! You can't have terrorists doing those type jobs in a prison.
47 posted on 11/22/2009 5:56:19 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SolidWood

For how many prisoners, 10! The spirit of Marie Antoinette Lives! Let them eat cake! Take our crumbs! There are millions out of work and they have the arrogance to tell the American people take what crumbs come to you!


48 posted on 11/22/2009 6:05:36 PM PST by thomas16
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To: SolidWood
White House: Gitmo transfers mean jobs (in Illinois)

All those first responders in Chicago.

49 posted on 11/22/2009 6:22:26 PM PST by bIlluminati (Hope for change in 2010.)
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To: SolidWood

Gitmo North


50 posted on 11/22/2009 6:40:42 PM PST by jch10 (It is an ill wind blowing...)
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