Joe (Backroom) Republican is talking with his cronies . . .
First we float an idea of building a 200 million dollar jail (which if built would cost 300 million). When people are shocked by that, we bring back the privatization issue. We can sell it by telling people it will be much better and we can actually make money, which can be used to retire the debt(I know we aren't going to retire the 2 billion dollar debt with 10 million, but work with me). Of course, we keep Aramark/Servicemaster in the loop on food purchases, but we also bring CCA into the picture. You know several of the local guys have lots of stock in them.
(Fellow crook, er crony)
Well, how do we pull this off? There are more democrats on the county commission than republicans and they have been against privatization. Maybe if we get a republican commissioner to offer them something, like say a Juvenile court judgeship, they will work a trade-off?
Hmmm, sounds like gravy to me. . . .