“Please, Sir, I Want Some More”: Carl Paladino Discovers the Workhouse

22 Aug 2010

Oliver Twist is back.

According to an August 22 article in the Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle,

Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they would work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in “personal hygiene.” Paladino, a wealthy Buffalo real estate developer popular with many Tea Party activists, is competing for the Republican nomination with former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio…There, they would do work for the state—”military service, in some cases park service, in other cases public works service,” he said—while prison guards would be retrained to work as counselors.”Instead of handing out the welfare checks, we’ll teach people how to earn their check. We’ll teach them personal hygiene…the personal things they don’t get when they come from dysfunctional homes”…

So, in an effort to be helpful, I’m offering this list of rules from a workhouse in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, which, although from another country, at least predates both the Civil Rights Era and the Civil War, making it a sort of double header for Tea Party activists. It also reveals a level of moral superiority, social stratification and religious indoctrination which such activists seem to hold in high regard, despite their outward show of humility.

The list is from the British web site, The Workhouse, and might serve as a blueprint for the roll-out of the Carl Paladino Workhouse System in the State of New York.

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