Skip to comments.LaBruzzo considering plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have tubes tied (Louisiana)
Posted on 09/24/2008 2:10:24 PM PDT by BBell
Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.
"We're on a train headed to the future and there's a bridge out, " LaBruzzo said of what he suspects are dangerous demographic trends. "And nobody wants to talk about it."
LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government. 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.
LaBruzzo, 38, is white, married to a lawyer, has a toddler daughter and holds a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.
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Libs are all for CHOICE
If someone CHOOSES to be sterilized, and pick up a quick $1K, then great.
They can even have a nice ad campaign for the democraps: call it the “pre-abortion that pays you”
Beats the usual liberal choice of abortion.
This is the dumbest thing I’ve read all day. Why bother putting himself out there on the record in support of such a lame brained idea when NOBODY would give up their reproduction capabilities for such a paltry sum.
Bob Grant’s Mandatory Sterilization Act revisited.
Hell of a deal. $1000 is a deal compared to cradle to grave care of poor folks chillen they can’t afford and whose expenses will be dumped on the general public.
You may be right, but that just makes this idea an exploitation of ill people.
Also I can see the lawyers lining up to sue for big money when a druggie who got sucked into this goes straight and wants kids.
Wow. He's proposing eugenics.
The kind of people he is aiming at with this program would sell out for a grand. The only problem is is some shyster lawyer would figure out a way for these people to sue down the road and he would get rich.
I have always been for parents recieving federal assistance or state assistance should get their birth control injection in return for thier check. If you cant afford the child you already have you have no rights to ask the taxpayer for another.
Conservative Christians will reject it on principle while Democrats and Socialists will reject it and claim principle. Though they’ll both claim morality...only one will be telling the truth.
I can’t muster outrage over it. The world has become a place where this isn’t outrageous. Protesting this while cradle to grave socialism and collectivism (which saps people of their souls every day)is like being outrage that a mad kissed the prostitute he just paid.
The people who’ll take up the offer don’t view life the same way as you would... so this just enables them to go on with their life wthout hurting or abusing the charity of others.