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No joke, Rep. John LaBruzzo is calling for elitist eugenics. You really can't make up some of the things these people say anymore.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that state Rep. John LaBruzzo (R) said yesterday that “he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.” LaBruzzo worries that people receiving food and housing assistance “are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated residents”
It really is 1920 again.
He said he is gathering statistics now. ... “What I’m really studying is any and all possibilities that we can reduce the number of people that are going from generational welfare to generational welfare,” he said.
He said his program would be voluntary. It could involve tubal ligation, encouraging other forms of birth control or, to avoid charges of gender discrimination, vasectomies for men. It also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.
We often scoff and say that President Bush is a fascist. With yesterday's news of the 3rd Infantry division being deployed in the States for crowd control purposes, we're rapidly inching closer to a police state. To think I used to laugh when protestors chanted "this is what a democracy looks like!" Now, Bush lackeys are calling for a systematic purge of "poor." Hitler would be so proud.
Originally posted to nokona on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM PDT.