Washington, D.C. To pay people to not commit crimes.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Operational needs, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    This has to be one of the most ridiculous stories I've heard in a while.
     
  2. Our tax dollars hard at work.
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I won't commit a crime

    **hand held out**
     
  4. You do on every payday.
     
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  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I work hard some days.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did any of you bother to click on the link and read the article?

    I did and the basic premise does make sense. The city would identify up to 200 potential candidates, who would be required to participate in counseling and other programs in order to receive the stipends, which would be up to $9K per person per year. The $9K would be much less than the costs incurred when a crime is committed.

    I do agree that the thought of paying people to behave themselves does sound stupid but a closer read reveals that, if properly implemented and monitored, it could work as intended.
     
  7. The sad thing is....its cheaper to pay them ,than to keep them in prison.
    Bring the chain gangs back.
     
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  8. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Yes, I read it, I just don't believe we should pay people to behave themselves, sends the wrong message
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think the same could be accomplished by having them spend the night in jail.
     
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .....or they could be sentenced to a week with Dave.
     
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  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    There goes Santa Klaus and Jesus!
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Cruel and unusual punishment---I think that is forbidden.
     
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I think DC should get rid of their extra tough gun laws so the average law abiding citizen can "take the bite out of crime". Give the good guys 9k a year for bullets.
     
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