Gina Really Said This – Did She Realize What She Was Saying?

Posted: September 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Australian Independent Media Network

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has proposed a new way to broaden Australia’s tax base – allowing convicted criminals to buy their way out of jail.

In a column for Australian Resources and Investment magazine, Mrs Rinehart says the Government should consider letting non-violent offenders pay to get out of prison – or pay to avoid serving time altogether – because Australia needs more workers and taxpayers as the population ages.”  The ABC

It’s true that jailing people places a tax burden on the community, and if we can find a way to keep people out of jail, that’s great. Of course, we don’t want dangerous people roaming the streets, but if the person is no risk, far better to keep them out of jail.

And, if they can afford it, why not let them pay to stay out of jail?

Ok, before you all start jumping up and down…

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