National has announced the location for its first private prison on the same day we find out that they want their working group to look at privatising welfare.
Frankly neither of these moves have provided any real gains elsewhere in the world and both have led to some dreadful social outcomes from kickbacks to American judges for stocking private prisons with kids to one in five Canadians who lose their jobs being denied the income insurance they paid for.
Private prisons were signaled by National but privatising welfare was not. However in both cases the victims will be a segment of society that this government and its supporters have actively vilified and the ones with the most to gain will be overseas corporations.
As with their tax policy this is about making the rich richer at the expense of our most vulnerable.