Did you know President Obama is buying a prison in Illinois with $165 million of our taxpayer dollars? I first noticed this while I was posting something on Sulia and a statement from Speaker John Boehner showed up asking if Obama is planning to thwart the will of Congress and transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees onto US soil.
“A majority of the American people and a bipartisan majority in Congress oppose bringing the terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay into the United States, yet the White House continues to take steps to move forward with its dangerous plan. The unilateral decision to purchase the Thomson Prison – even though Congress has repeatedly opposed the Obama administration’s effort to use taxpayer funds to do so – underscores the administration’s desire to move forward and bring these detainees to U.S. soil. House Republicans have kept our Pledge to America to keep the terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay out the United States, and we will continue to keep our pledge. President Obama owes the American people an explanation about how importing these dangerous terrorists and giving them the same rights as U.S. citizens will make us any safer. Republicans will continue to oppose this dangerous plan.”
Here’s a photo of the Thomson Correctional Center that Earth, Ocean, Sky Redux posted, along with many more. She noted that there is no river view. Obama may want to check with the terrorists to make sure they don’t sue him for transferring them to this cold place far away from the Equator.
Oh, and what business does a government with over $16 trillion in debt have “investing” in anything. Good grief, make it stop.