Imagine getting a hotel room for $775 a night. You’re expecting plush robes, great view, and a comfortable bed.
The United States is paying private contractors $775 a night for each child and illegal immigrant it houses. The kids get a metallic blanket and sleep on the concrete floor in cages.
The top two contractors involved have 60 percent of the private prisons in the U.S., and each donated $250,000 to Trump’s inauguration. If the federal government houses the illegal immigrants and children, the cost falls to $298 a night.
Much of the housing for military has been sold off to private investors to rent back to the soldiers and their families. At an Arizona Army base, the private investors who own the housing send monthly electric bills based on usage of the highest user of the renters in the units. That’s as much as $300 a month.
It’s called “outsourcing.” We taxpayers are footing these bills so the rich can get richer.