The Cost of Gitmo
Based on the economy, should we move GITMO?
- Duration 3:58
- Date Nov 18, 2011
Based on the economy, should we move GITMO?
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Are still to -- and then government grossly spends money in many many ways but one of the ways it spends money it.
Really is ridiculous we don't talk about much John -- here is here to talk about it.
-- article on foxbusiness.com.
Do you know cost too much money.
It's the most expensive prison in the world it cost 800000 dollars per inmates about a 150 million dollars years only about a 170 inmates there.
To give me an example in the penal system United States it -- about 32 times the calls toward normal and they would cost about 25000 dollars.
It's seventeen times the normal cost to feed -- per day we have 3000 military people stationed.
A Guantanamo Bay naval base about 7000 families we've got a golf course a movie theater bowling Alley.
You name it and forty square miles it is to me a complete waste of money.
This is Guantanamo they've risen that we're talking about in Cuba.
So -- why we have it.
It's it's all become pol political theater you know they'd talked about moving it to the United States -- specifically in Illinois my idea is to open up to whoever wants it I mean imagine in Detroit -- spending money like this open up so who wants his prison.
We took a good people -- -- naval base in Key West, Florida just killed the local economy.
Put -- in Guantanamo Bay for some unknown reason and we spent a couple billion dollars upgrading the entire facility.
That money could have been spent here in the United States now.
Make clear what I'm arguing is not giving these guys rights of -- -- lawyering up Miranda rights any thing like that.
But we have high risk inmates in the United States right now it's ridiculous to me to spend.
This much money 800000 dollars per prisoner we can house them in our own United States that have that money going toward the local -- -- -- wounded three as an example could take the prison.
-- prisoners and also you're not by any stretch saying what the guys go absolutely not just moved them from Cuba actually and it's it's there's something nice about you know there in this really hot climate tropical -- output in the freezing -- It's ridiculous.
To me to have the naval bases -- cable we have -- naval base ninety miles away in Key West that's already paid for that you could put all those soldiers there.
We have a school system in Guantanamo Bay 331.
Kids right now -- twelve that we're paying a huge rates for.
Were paying soldiers' combat rates would you put those same soldiers and naval base.
In Key West, Florida and what I'm talking about a -- -- -- into the prisons in Afghanistan.
I am not forgiving these guys anything other than enemy combatant status I'm not from given lawyers and -- regional Miranda -- If you wanna enhanced Teradata I don't hear you can get it -- in the United States to spend that money here is that a summary I can't stand having so soldiers get paid more money.
Because they're an enemy territory soldiers get paid combat rates and they they have golf courses -- -- look I'm for I'm all for the soldiers having everything at their disposal.
But we built this stuff for was built golf courses movie theater to -- combat rates.
Because it is not the united -- in America because -- in Cuba.
That is correct.
It's -- naval training facility but called the Communist country we pay these cuts combat rates we pay an extra because there is this if there in more danger that's right -- -- miles from Key West for.
And I guess we're there to protect Jamaica I'm not exactly -- That's coming for me and -- can't let -- make it.
Storm rejected guys go envelop all this infrastructure imagine what it does to the -- -- -- US or anywhere else you know Florida's economy is hurting badly.
You put these kids and their tax billion dollars in our schools you build these golf courses in a place.
Were other people can use -- you let these guys go to Duvall street and sloppy Joes and spend their money.
If they're going to their -- they have built form out there they have McDonald's that KFC.
They have everything built right here but all of it just goes basically back -- those corporations.
We could put that in America and keep the money in Ameritrade.