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Just to have said it, the preposterous notion of Arizona selling its prisons then leasing them back from the buyer to solve short-term cash flow problems ranks among the most irresponsible government schemes I've ever heard of from the taxpayers' perspective. Do the math yourself - there's a fundamental economic reason people choose to buy their homes instead of rent them. It's a lot cheaper in the long run. And for better or worse, governments are in it for the long run.
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