Created by Obama Putting law-abiding, Tax-paying Citizens out of work
What began as a local piece recommended by PF, lead into one thing after another. I hope you take your time with this post. Then share it…
A company that makes clothes for the U.S. military will shutter plants in Alabama and Mississippi, shedding about 260 jobs total, as federal inmates begin manufacturing the apparel inside prisons.
American Power Source has made military clothing in Fayette since 2001, and it opened in Columbus in 2003. With the loss of the federal contracts, the company will be out of business on Nov. 1 unless the federal government reverses its decision, Griffith said.
“We are angry because we are tax-paying, law-abiding citizens. Most of the people who work here are female, 99% I would say. A lot of them are single moms,” said Cathy Griffith, with American Power Source.
The Tuscaloosa News reported Wednesday that American Power Source will close a plant that employs 119 people in Fayette, located in west Alabama, and another one that employs 142 people in Columbus, Miss.
“Our government is putting law-abiding, tax-paying citizens out of work,” she said.
Federal Prison Industries, which operates plants inside federal corrections facilities, is not allowed to sell inmate products to private companies, but it can sell to government agencies. The federal law that created the prison industries requires federal agencies to buy inmate-made items even if they are more expensive than like items made by private companies.
American Power Source isn’t the first apparel plant affected by federal inmate labor. On May 31, Selma-based American Apparel, which also makes military clothing, closed its Fort Deposit plant, putting about 175 people out of work. It, too, cited the loss of military contracts.
Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson called it “crazy” to let prisoners claim jobs from the community:
“I am just asking our representatives in Congress and our senators to help us with this,” he said. “We have convicted felons taking away jobs from law-abiding citizens.”
In conclusion Patriots, he is even robbing us of our companies and our jobs to create federal jobs.
Think we here in Alabama and our neighbors in MS are the only ones being replaced? Think again…
Published on Jun 13, 2012 by VLTPVideoChannel
The DOJ funded the making of this video to recruit private sector companies to take their operations or expansions to prisoners to save money, lower overhead and avoid benefits to employees. Thousands of private sector jobs are lost through this federal program known as PIECP. (((Here hidden on the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the DOJ)))
JUST another feather in this administrations killing us from Inside-Out! Think of all that we have discovered/uncovered in 4 years and the worse to come is what we do NOT know about!
And one more thing before I go:
Power Point Presentation on links between PIECP and political or campaign contributions. Includes links between important or noteworthy individuals and corporations. Describes criminal activities committed under authority of 18 USC 1761(C) and the 1999 PIECP Final Guidelines.
The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) hosted a symposium on forensic death investigations in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 7 – 9, 2010. OJP’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored the event.
One more link for you on The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP)…they are also responsible for ‘Death Panels’. Note of irony, The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime. This certainly is NOT applicable to the DOJ. Proof alone lies in this post of their violations regarding their criminal activity in the PIECP Program. ~ JP