LaBruzzo, who fully backed the idea of paying the poor to not reproduce, was stripped of his position as vice chairman of the house Health Care Committee. House Speaker Jim Tucker stated that some of the comments made by LaBruzzo concerning the sterilization bill may impede his ability to lead health care reform and be an effective member of the leadership team. Even though the plan was still a work in progress and was still in the brainstorming process, LaBruzzo stated earlier this year that he had hopes it would take form in a bill to be placed on the table for Legislature to consider.
LaBruzzo’s plan would pay poor women $1000 to have their tubes tied. This plan may also include tax incentives for college-educated, higher income earning people to encourage them to have more children. LaBruzzo says the plan is being considered due to fears of welfare costs rising as the number of taxpayers declines.
LaBruzzo, who is serving his 2nd term in the Legislature, says that he worries that people who receive government aid are reproducing at a faster rate than people who are better educated. Rep. LaBruzzo stated that hopefully this plan would reduce the statistics of generational welfare.
LaBruzzo who considers the plan “A Bridge Out” has received quite a bit of scrutiny over the plan which has included allegations of racism and Eugenics. The plan has been called everything from sexist to immoral and has even been compared to modern day ethnic cleansing.
Getting rid of the poor has never been and never will be the solution to ending poverty. The poor will always be with us. This plan is simply a way to fade out a specific race of people preferably the brownish ones. In my book this plan is just modern day Eugenics. No different than when the Nazis.
When you think of the people who represent us as state Representatives and in other forms of Legislature, it seriously makes you wonder what could possibly happen if some of their far-fetched, racially motivated, ignorance spurred ideas were brought to fruition.