Over at Kiwiblog ACT MP David Garrett is calling for a programme offering $5000 to poor brown people if they undergo sterilisation.
Or to quote him directly:
If say $5000 was paid to the likes of both parents of the Kahui twins if they chose to be sterilized, this would address many of ben’s and others’ concerns. Nothing compulsory, just an option. To take Kahui-King as examples, how much is it costing the state now to care for the children Maxyna King has had removed from her? How much will it cost to care for the 6 or 8 more she may have before menopause? How much is it costing for CYF to monitor the well being of Chris Kahui’s latest offspring? $5,000 to each of them is ludicrously cheap by comparison.
Now there is a chance that it is not the real David Garrett commenting but it seems legit and a quick call from the media to Garrett or David Farrar would confirm it.
I’ve heard MPs be racist like Carter’s “Hone” incident, I’ve heard them make misogynist statements like that idiot Tamihere’s frontbums comments and explicit homophobia is only recently something MPs avoid but calling for a programme of sterilisation? I would have thought that would be as unlikely as an MP turning up in the chamber dressed as Hitler and making a speech on… well… sterilisation of the poor.
And it’s not good enough to pass this filth off as the ramblings of a fool either. We know Garrett is a fool but he is a fool that taxpayers are paying to help make law.
And he believes in sterilising the poor.
He must be sacked.
Update: Not a single media outlet has said a thing about this filth. It seems an MP can have a ferry redirected or buy some McD’s with a ministerial credit card and it’s front page news but an MP calling for the sterilisation of the poor ain’t worth a single headline. Shame.
Update 2: Radio New Zealand is covering the story this morning. I can’t believe Garrett is still pushing the idea in interviews.