"Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws says giving the "underclass" money to be sterilised will address our child abuse problem.
Critics last night labelled the suggestion "totalitarian", "draconian" and "reprehensible", and questioned his appropriateness as a city leader.
Mr Laws said the children of beneficiaries, drug addicts and criminals had little chance in life. He was speaking five days after the death of two-year-old Wanganui boy Karl Perigo-Check, the son of a convicted murderer and gang member."If we gave $10,000 to certain people and said 'we'll voluntarily sterilise you' then all of society would be better off..."
Although I would have put a lot less money up front- a grand, a carton of fags and a couple of bottles of vodka would have them lining up!
Laws has simply said that which I hear on a regular basis. The cost of these indiscriminate breeders to us all is huge. Their physically and mentally damaged children will be a drain for the rest of their wretched lives- and they will go on to repeat the cycle.
The hand wringers have had their shot and failed miserably. Time for some harsher medicine.
The Stuff poll has a 70% approval for this idea!