State Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie had announced that he may have a way to help end multigenerational welfare families: pay women on welfare $1000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied. Since it is voluntary, he insists that it is not eugenics. It’s friendlier. More like Y’allgenics.
LaBruzzo warns that “We’re on a train headed to the future and there’s a bridge out. And nobody wants to talk about it.” Well, they are talking now.
LaBruzzo has objected that welfare recipients are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent people and that society cannot handle that trend.
One newspaper article quotes him as saying that the legislature might also explore tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children.
Of course, that would mean that those guys at AIG and the investment companies would procreate while receiving hundreds of billions in federal subsidies. The question is whether that sets us up for a growing number of corporate progeny bankrupting businesses and receiving federal handouts from generation to generation.
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