The wave of “tea party” republicans who swept to massive wins all over the country in the last election is “coming home to roost” (for lack of a better term). We see it up close and personal in Wisconsin with Scott Walkers war on labor and education, now it is popping up all over the country like a very bad case of acne.
Here are two galling examples of republican “compassionate conservatism”:
In Oklahoma, Republican State Representative Sally Kern, while passing a proposed constitutional amendment yesterday that would eliminate Affirmative Action in state government, offered up this gem:
“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”
Secondly down in Louisiana, Louisiana State Rep John Labruzzo (R) has introduced \"feticide\" legislation to ban all abortion in his state and sentence women and doctors who violate the ban to 15 years hard labor. As if that was not extreme enough, Labruzzo takes it even farther:
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.
sterilize the poor and breed the rich…..GO GOP GO!