American Psychos: Inmates Getting Paid But Not Guards In Arkansas Federal Prison

This is the real life version of “American Psycho.” The maniacal Obama administration has created a house of horrors. In this “shutdown” maneuver which is nothing but political posturing, the dominoes are falling one right after another. With inmates getting paid instead of federal guards, and war memorials being shut down for spite, the Obama Administration is declaring war on the American people, and he aims to squeeze until everyone bleeds; no matter what the cost.

Federal prison guard Jeff Roberts
Federal prison guard Jeff Roberts

It’s more than ironic that the Obama Administration would take issue with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad “possibly” using chemical weapons on his own people, because in his own sophomoric way, Obama is attempting to do just that. Not literally yet. However, with each passing day, he’s proving himself to be the ultimate spoiled prince who is taking vengeance on the American people because he didn’t get his way. So, while today he might not be using literal weapons, someday he very well could upgrade to the real thing.

We know we can’t be too far off from a break with sanity when federal prison guards aren’t getting paid, but prisoners are. Inmates getting paid for anything is absurd, but today in light of the shutdown, they’re the ones making money. Employees at a federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas aren’t getting paid due to the “shutdown,” but they’re still going to work. Someone has to watch over the inmates.

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Some 600 employees work at the federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas and they’re living in perpetual fear over not knowing when they’re going to get paid next. Make sense? It shouldn’t. Yet, Obama wants to close the oceans, so maybe in some small way, this does serve a purpose.

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It just seems wrong on so many levels,” said Federal prison employee and local union president Jeff Roberts. “There’s a sense of fear among the employees, they do not want to have to default on a loan or have their credit affected or have a bad name within the community.” 

It’s wrong alright, but this is a brave new world. This is 2013 America, where the guards are the ones living in fear. These are the people risking their lives inside federal prisons with hardened and dangerous criminals in their charge, and they’re not getting paid. Seeing as how the government is in shutdown, certain things will just have to slide. The only problem here is if these criminals escaped, people could die. At least they’ll have money to spend if they did get out.

The prisoners get money for landscaping and other such “services” within the prison. “The inmates who have committed the crimes in this country and are incarcerated by violating the laws of common society, they’re not affected by the shutdown, but the employees that we trust to keep our communities safe are,” said Roberts.

Exactly. The very ones who should be feeling the pain are getting paid for doing jobs in prison, but they’re doing just fine. The shutdown doesn’t effect them. Their money doesn’t come from the federal government. The inmates money comes from a trust fund that is not tied to appropriated funds.4c3b986e20f64.preview-300

So while it would seem that logically this trust fund money should go to federal prison guards in such a crisis as this, that is simply not the case. This is Obama’s shutdown. He won’t negotiate, and he’s using whatever he can to squeeze the life out of people.

Charlie Yates, president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) at the Federal Correctional Institution-McDowell said, “I don’t think they should ever use government employees as pawns in political games. We still have a job to do. We still have to go as government employees and perform our jobs to meet our nation’s needs. We take pride in our jobs. We’re going to go to work, stand beside one another and do what we’re supposed to be doing.”

It’s not the same exact institution, but it serves the same purpose. Federal employees work to serve the nation’s needs, and Obama is playing them for pawns all because he can. Yates also remembers the 1995 shutdown, saying, “Some staff were affected, but nowhere near what it’s like today. Everybody is affected today.”

When the inmates are getting paid and the guards aren’t, we’ve hit rock bottom. We have American psychos running this country and they’re doing the best they can to run ordinary Americans into the ground. The thugs rule.

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