Over at the NOLA blog Gentilly Girl, Morwen has a very disturbing story about an “idea” put forth by State Representative John LaBruzzo.
I didn’t watch Bush’s speech. I can’t abide looking at or listening to him.
But from what I’ve read on the blogs, he is maintaining the Republican talking point of blaming this economic problem on homeowners, citizens, everyone but the big business monopolies who created this situation.
The old saying is that the fish rots from the head down.
So now we have a Representative from Jefferson Parish suggesting poor folks be sterilized. That the solution to poverty is to just get rid of those pesky poor people.
According to Raw Story:
State Representative John LaBruzzo of Metairie said many of his constituents are tired of paying for children from poor families and that is why he is considering proposing legislation that would pay women on government assistance $1,000 if they choose to be sterilized.
“You have these people who are just fed up with working their buns off to try to provide for their own family and being forced by the government o provide for others’ families who just want to have unlimited kids,” he said.
LaBruzzo said he is studying voluntary sterilization for women whose sole financial support comes from the government in the form of welfare or other public assistance. His idea would be to give the women $1,000 if they had their tubes tied.
His proposal has come under harsh criticism by some civil rights groups.
The ACLU called it a misguided and mean-spirited attempt to eliminate poverty by eliminating the poor.
This is eugenics, of course. Like … hmm … oh yeah, the Nazis did. Because LaBruzzo finds the beauty part of this plan in the fact that once we get rid of all those undesirables, the “right” kind of people can repopulate the difference, huzzah!