For the can’t-make-this-up file, Washington D.C. lawmakers unanimously approved a bill that would start a pilot program to pay residents not to commit crimes.
This initial proposal is for “up to 200 people per year” who have been identified as “at risk for committing a crime” to participate in behavioral therapy of some sort. And if at the end of the therapy they haven’t committed a crime, they get paid an as of yet unidentified amount.
Apparently crime does pay! DC lawmakers approve bill to pay people not to commit crimeshttps://t.co/0AdAny4aj9
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) February 3, 2016
A similar program in Richmond, California pays people $9000 a year to not commit crimes, but that’s like comparing apples and oranges:
Problem w stipend crime plan:Richmond California population 108k Washington, D.C. 672k. Plus who would pay? Taxpayers?
— Wisdom Martin (@WisdomFOX5) February 3, 2016
Of course taxpayers would pay. Duh!
We’ve really lost our way as a country, haven’t we?
O m g https://t.co/sNJtZtonHS
— Angelica Spanos (@AngelicaSpanos) February 3, 2016
Man we are so far out in the weeds a tractor, a wench and a machete couldn't get us back to the right road. https://t.co/ZLQmDRSYGv
— Scott Denson (@scottdenson1) February 3, 2016
We pay people not to work, guess it stands to reason politicians would pay them not to commit crime. https://t.co/to1KQ1nxmi
— Vaughn Blue Jr (@vaughnblue) February 3, 2016
Paid for doing what you ought to be doing? Ugh. How pathetic can we get? https://t.co/0HuSm0oZnw
— Max Andrews (@maxeoa) February 3, 2016
That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. https://t.co/viXdZdHx4m
— Whitney Arnett (@WhitneyArnett) February 3, 2016
What happens when they decide to strike? And demand more money? DC should be dissolved https://t.co/1r4fDDT2lV
— The Brickhouse (@Brick_04) February 3, 2016