Ho Sit Down: John LaBruzzo

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The pink toe above is State Representative John LaBruzzo of Metairie, LA. He’s proposing legislation to pay women on governmental assistance $1000 to have their tubes tied and the same amount to men who elect to have vasectomies. So… we’re spaying and neutering poor people now???? WTF??? Okay, it is irresponsible to have 8 kids when you can’t provide for even one, but this f&ckery is incredibly insulting and quite evidently aimed at the Black community. He for damn sure wouldn’t suggest this bigoted ass policy if he knew that the majority of people on welfare were white. They just don’t want the N.O. to be Chocolate City any more. B!tches.

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  • JorgeOoOoOo

    Seems like a good plan to stop all these women who don’t know how to keep their legs closed and men who can’t support their children. I’m all for it.


    I see nothing wrong with it. I’ve been saying this for years…I’m tired of paying for other peoples kids. Real Talk if you can’t be responsible enough to stop having/making babies you can’t afford then get neutered.

  • Just Sayin

    It’s fear of the BMD!

  • nun chucker

    $1000? They must be able to come with a better offer than that.

  • Carla

    Sounds like a racist eugenics plan, keep your eyes one John Labruzzo.

  • ge ge

    Im al for it!!! It’s women out there having 5 and 6 babies with drugs in their system. Their asses should be stopped immediately!!! And the majority of the people on welfare are not black. It’s hard for blacks to get food stamps nowadays because immigrants get priority over them.

  • Carla

    Opp, I meant on, lol…

  • Vee

    While I agree that there should be some means of stopping people who cant afford/dont take care of kids from having too many of them, who am I to judge? Who is this m—— f—— to do the same? Watch–in a month or so we’ll find out that he has like 3 or 4 illegitimate mixed kids running around somewhere. Its always the high-n-mighty types that are hiding something. Look at the (former)governor of NY. People in glass houses…

  • Sawyer

    I heard about this story last week on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC, and I cant believe this fool had the nerve to try and “mask” this ploy by stating this isnt about race, because the majority of those on welfare and poor are white folks. Whatever mofo…we smell a rat and its you!

  • Tiffany

    I agree I think that it would help, it’s an option it’s not like it is mandatory.

  • cutie pie*kindly putting people on blast est.1985*We are officially in the sun sign of Libra!!!! Time to rejoice :)

    lol @ pink toe..a little racial humor I see…

  • Lady elle

    well considering that the majority of people on welfare are not black I don’t think this bill would ride but he can take that mess to the morman groups I’m sure they’ll love to hear about this.

    Also, does that include men getting their nuts snipped for having 5-9 children all over the place?

  • Kesia

    This idea is aimed at the black community. They want us to commit genocide and now never procreate again. I don’t support any idea that is drummed up by racist.


    hell, i’m from louisiana. david duke, the klansman proposed this years ago for black women.i believe this guy when he says it’s not about race. white folks don’t like to take care of white trash either so it’s not just about black folks. have you notice these white crystal meth addicts having babies? sh7t, i don’t want to take care of their babies.

  • Belle de Jour

    I agree. I’m OVER paying for everyone else’s sexual trysts – why not just use a condom. Damn!

  • cutie pie*kindly putting people on blast est.1985*We are officially in the sun sign of Libra!!!! Time to rejoice :)

    and i’m sorry but this whole idea is crazy and immoral topped with some more crazy…SMH @ the world..this just ain’t our year

  • Candygirl

    I support this all the way. I’ve always questioned in my mind why folks who can’t afford to take care of the 1 child they have always seem to have more and more kids each year. Government assistance my ass. Stop spittin out kids you can’t afford – and stop looking to me and others like me to support you.

  • Royal Chocolate

    @ Vee…

    Speak on it, sister!!!

  • w.w.

    hell, i think its a brilliant idea

  • intenzemocha

    If they agree to it, I don’t see any harm in it….

  • Redd Tony aka Earth Sign "The presence of the clock gave birth to the notion that time lies outside our bodies" When you study Egypt you'll see the truth written by the Masters)

    Children, are a blessing. Too bad we live in a society where people think they are a burden. If legislation like this is being presented in Louisiana, I can just imagine it will be presented in other states. Black fathers take of your families and bring harmony in your child’s home. You can do this and not be with the mother.

  • Vee

    @ Lady Elle-I agree!

    And while we all know that there are more whites on welfare than blacks, I bet they’ll only enforce this law on US if given the chance. We’re becoming an even greater minority every day thanks to a boom in the Latina population. While I get sick of my tax dollars supporting unfit mothers and I get pissed that the stigma is on black women in general, I do not support this. I bet the guy supporting this has a couple of black side-chicks for whom he’s making car payments and paying for pedicures. Lying a$$ _______.

  • WhatsYoursIsMine

    Please, there are just as many poor white folks in Louisiana as there are black folks. He’s p!ssing people off of all races.

  • Miller

    The majority of people on public assistance ARE caucasian. We as blacks may have a higher ratio of our own receiving benefits but not on top overall. I worked at a public assistance office in Central Florida for over one year.

  • WhatsYoursIsMine

    LaBruzzo considering plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have tubes tied

    by Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune

    Tuesday September 23, 2008, 10:40 PM

    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.

    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.

    LaBruzzo said other, mainstream strategies for attacking poverty, such as education reforms and programs informing people about family planning issues, have repeatedly failed to solve the problem. He said he is simply looking for new ways to address it.

    “It’s easy to say, ‘Oh, he’s a racist, ‘ ” LaBruzzo said. “The hard part is to sit down and think of some solutions.”

    LaBruzzo said he opposes abortion and paying people to have abortions. He described a sterilization program as providing poor people with better opportunities to avoid welfare, because they would have fewer children to feed and clothe.

    He acknowledged his idea might be a difficult sell politically.

    “I don’t know if it’s a viable option, ” LaBruzzo said. “Of course people are going to get excited about it. Maybe we’ll start a debate on it.”

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