#1 Louisiana plan to pay woman $1,000 to have a tubal ligation
09-24-2008, 11:28 AM
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- Aug 2005
LaBruzzo considering plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their tubes tied
.................."If You Can't Feed Em out breed em !"
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.
It also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.
"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.
LaBruzzo, 38, is white, married to a lawyer, has a toddler daughter and holds a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.
He is serving his second term in the Legislature, where he drew attention this year for advocating the controversial legislative pay raise and for trying to abolish the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission and its Police Department.
His 81st House District runs from Old Metairie north to Bucktown and west along Lake Pontchartrain to the Suburban Canal. In a somewhat different configuration, it is the same district that sent white supremacist David Duke to the Legislature in 1989.
LaBruzzo described the tube-tying incentive as a brainstorming exercise that has yet to take form as a bill for the Legislature to consider. He said it already has drawn critics who argue the idea is racist, sexist, unethical and immoral. He said more white people are on welfare than black people, so his proposal is not targeting race.
09-24-2008, 11:30 AM
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- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
Good idea, as long as they sign about a hundred forms indicating they know it is voluntary and they're doing it with no pressure.
09-26-2008, 01:23 AM
There are a couple humorous aspects to this story. This is a current event. Another local politician, Mr. LaFonta, is interviewed about this and calls Mr. LaBruzzo an idiot and can't believe anyone would suggest this. After all, we're in 2007, we're beyond that. And he says Mr. Labruzzo is an idiot? Learn to read a calendar, genius.
This story can be tracked back to http://www.wdsu.com/index.html, a New Orleans television station's web site. Of course Mr. LaBruzzo is being viscerated for making his suggestion.
ON THE SAME WEB PAGE WERE HE IS TORN APART, THERE IS AN ARTICLE THAT TELLS PEOPLE THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE CHILDREN IN ORDER TO SAVE THE PLANET BY REDUCING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Poverty = OK
Carbon Footprint = BADBetter to die on your feet than live on your knees.
09-26-2008, 01:32 AM
Remember Ella Sonnenberg?
Peddling Birth Control
A Confusing Corner of the Birth-Control Debate
On a fourth-FLoor classroom at Seattle Central Community College last week, 22 people assembled to hear several activists attack Project Prevention, an organization run by local retiree Ella Sonnenberg. The activists, some of them members of the nonprofit Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), blasted Sonnenberg ("that 60-year-old woman from Queen Anne") because her group offers $200 to any drug-addicted woman who gets a long-lasting form of birth control like Norplant or tubal ligation.
Theryn Kigvamasud'Vashti of CARA was the most vocal. Female drug addicts, she said, are being preyed upon by Sonnenberg with quick cash during vulnerable moments in their lives. Sonnenberg's group even posts fliers outside methadone clinics, where women may be seeking help for their addictions. Furthermore, the activists alleged, Sonnenberg's mission is eugenic: The old Queen Anne woman wants to prevent procreation among indigent and minority women.
After more than an hour, the oldest person in attendance--a 65-year-old white woman wearing a candy-striped shirt--got up and left. Nobody had recognized this woman, but it was Sonnenberg herself, there to spy on the group.
Once outside, Sonnenberg let her opinions fly. "What's so wrong about encouraging birth control to people who are acting irresponsibly?" asked Sonnenberg, who actually lives in Belltown. "This is about the lesser of two evils. We can do all the handwringing we want, but nobody's getting anything done." Sonnenberg heatedly denied the eugenics charge, even though a disproportional number of women who use Sonnenberg's services are black. "I'm not trying to get rid of a certain type of baby," she said, "I just want all babies to have a happy life."
Sonnenberg's Project Prevention is a chapter of the national organization CRACK (Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity), which was launched in 1997 by a Californian named Barbara Harris. CRACK has given money ($200 a pop) to 442 "clients." High-profile conservatives like radio talk-show host Laura Schlessinger have endorsed and funded the group. CRACK's stated goal is to limit the number of babies born with brain damage like fetal-alcohol syndrome.
09-26-2008, 03:54 PM
OH FUN! EUGENICS ON THE COMEBACK TRIAL!! WHOO HOO!
Dumbasses.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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