The recalled Arizona senate president who proposed the state’s controversial anti-immigration law said he could fix public assistance programs by forcibly sterilizing women who receive aid and by requiring drug tests for all recipients.
“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” said Russell Pearce on his weekly talk radio program. "Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”
He suggested drastic cuts to food assistance for needy families, reported Phoenix New Times, and he urged strict limits items that could be purchased what little help was available.
“No cash for Ding Dongs and Ho Hos, you’d only get money for 15-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and powdered milk – all the powdered milk you can haul away,” Pearce said. “If you want a steak or frozen pizza, then you’d have to get a job.”
He also suggested Spartan accommodations and strict rules for anyone who received government housing assistance.
“Ever live in a military barracks?” he said. “You’ll maintain your property in a clean, good state of repair, and your home will be subjected to an inspection at any time, possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or an X-Box 360, then get a job.”
So Pearce effectively wants to round up the unemployed and stick them and camps. You know, after drug testing them, feeding them nothing but rice and beans and powdered milk, subjecting them to inspections like boot camp recruits and oh yeah sterilizing the women.
That's compassionate conservatism, right there. Hey, while you're at it, why don't you force them to pick cotton there to earn their keep, man? Let's do it old school.
You can laugh at Pearce, but if the Tea Party gets control of this country, you'd better believe stuff like this is going to start happening. The poor and unemployed are vermin to be exterminated to people like Pearce.
Always remember that. America, you're one lost job away from being sub-human chattel to them.