Friday, June 25, 2010

An example of Conservative priorities

As we all know, the Cons have been very successful at branding themselves as tough on crime and fiscally responsible. So why are they cutting funding to crime prevention programs?

"We are now just getting a handle on what's working, what's not working. Unfortunately, we [won't be able to] go further with it to make it work at 100 per cent," said Lionel Houston, who works with aboriginal teens at Circle of Courage, a prevention and intervention program for aboriginal male youth between the ages of 12 and 17.

It costs about $9,000 to put a teen through the program as opposed to $80,000 a year to keep a prisoner in jail, Houston noted.

Doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? However, the Sun Media crowd aren't talking about it; they're too busy applauding the tougher sentencing laws the federal Conservatives are bringing forward, despite the huge expense involved. And the sheeple will probably applaud along with them...

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