September 12, 2014 1:57 pm -

Recalled Arizona senate president Russell Pearce, who proposed the state’s controversial anti-immigration law, spoke on the The Russell Pearce Show  to explain how he would fix public assistance programs, Phoenix New Times reports. 

“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” he said. “Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”

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“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 continued. “If you want a steak or frozen pizza, then you’d have to get a job.”

“I know there’s people out there [who] need help, and my heart goes out to them, too,” he explained.. “But you know what? That should never be a government role. That’s a role for family, church, and community.”

As for housing assistance, he’s got some ‘small government’ ready to get all up in that.

“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.”

Pearce benefits from a generous public-employee pension because he’s held several government positions over the years, and recently landed a job working for Maricopa County Treasurer Charles “Hos” Hoskins with a generous salary of $85,000 per year.

Phoenix New Times reports, “Among his duties are helping to promote participation in a county program known as the Elderly Assistance Fund, which helps low-income seniors reduce their property taxes.”

He also serves as first vice-chair of the Arizona Republican Party, which is an unpaid but elected position. Again, it’s an elected position, so he has support from Republicans.

Pearce lost a 2011 recall election over ethics concerns and the hardline anti-immigration law he sponsored.

Pearce claimee attended graduate school at the University of Arizona. That was not true.

Pearce didn’t report close to $40,000 in paid junkets and college football tickets from Fiesta Bowl officials while helping them receive state subsidies, according to Raw Story.

He also lied about attending graduate school at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

H/T: My buddy @TomCinmidlife with thanks.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Arizona GOP Vice-Chair: Sterilize Poor Women

  1. Cal September 12th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    There is a God.

    • tiredoftea September 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      If there is, it’s one not worth following to permit such a hateful person as Pearce.

    • DaddyO_969 September 12th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      On what do you base that statement?

  2. tiredoftea September 12th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    He is a hateful and horrible example of what the Republican party has become. I will continue its rightward drift until the party returns to the militia camps and KKK covens that Pearce seems to prefer. Will an honest, compassionate and democratic Republican ever come forward?

  3. OldLefty September 12th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Why not sterilize poor men instead?

    • tiredoftea September 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Well, he only demonizes women. Mommy issues.

    • Dwendt44 September 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      As it’s cheaper that tubals, think home much money they’d save.

  4. Herb Sarge Phelps September 12th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    He is a pig. Now here is an example of where comparing someone to the Nazis is factual since he has Neo-Nazi appearances with J.T. Ready and see how this would be out of the Nazi playbook, but oh, we shouldn’t make that comparison.

    • DaddyO_969 September 12th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Hitler admitted to basing a great deal of his acts on the US genocide of the indigenous people on this continent. Every white person here is an illegal immigrant.

  5. Wisco September 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Forced sterilization is a form of genocide. This man is unfit and should be removed immediately.

  6. eddie1247 September 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    While you’re sitting there scratching your head and muttering to yourself, the answer to the question is YES, they are that stupid.

  7. William September 12th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    …..and you were expecting what?

  8. William September 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” he said

    So now Republicans are actually FOR government funded birth control.

    • whatthe46 September 12th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      flip floppin’

  9. DaddyO_969 September 12th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Put me in charge of Medicaid and the first thing I’d do is sterilize every Republitard that opened their mouth like this, take away their income and healthcare and let them rot in a slum, just as they have done and tried to do over the last several decades. Forced sterilization was already used against minorities. Clearly, he needs his brain as well as his humanity replaced to make him at least appear to be human.

  10. bhil September 12th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    If you want people to “get a Job” pass a jobs bill, ever think of that? Or is he just another big mouth mean spirited has been who should be sent to the “Soylent Green” factory. A privatized one of course not a government run factory.

  11. craig7120 September 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm


    His vision of america sounds so delightful

  12. causeican September 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Next on the list will be mandatory brown shirts.

  13. juicyfruityyy September 12th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    News-flash: The Medical Field and Insurance Companies; don’t want to mess with a means of them generating money. Medicaid, Medicare, and Insured residents, are paying into their profits.

  14. Suzanne McFly September 12th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Let me guess…..he’s small government, isn’t he?

    • granpa.usthai September 12th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      small, but VERY EXPENSIVE, government of well payed reps.

  15. Maxx44 September 12th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    It is astounding that the Repugnants are predicted to take control of the senate. What makes people so stupid as to vote against their own best interests?

    • granpa.usthai September 12th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      they also predicted Romney’s 2012 mudslide and became even angrier when it fizzled out on election night.

  16. Tom Ward September 12th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    On the upside, if we remove big government policies in the first place, they can’t be used in corrupt, unconstitutional ways like this.

  17. granpa.usthai September 12th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Republican ‘small government’ policies:
    anytime government house inspection
    monitoring of women’s reproductive capabilities
    list of banned items for ‘non workers’
    sincere apologies for whoever get’s F’d by their system.

    all payed for by the secret government account not funded by US TAXPAYERS!

  18. labman57 September 12th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Pearce is the poster child for everything that is wrong about the tea party Republicans.
    He could be the focal point of a PSA — “This is your brain on bitter tea”.

  19. AnnSanity September 13th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    You know, these guys make me look back into the past and I think my assessment of Tricky Dick Nixon may have been a little harsh. Things really did get worse…

  20. Kmom4kids September 13th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    They should have sterilised this guy 60 years ago. Instead of sowing his seed he should have had it done since he is so free with his advice. Guess he has a God complex where he knows all the answers. Smutty old fart.

  21. rg9rts September 14th, 2014 at 6:08 am

    What a good nazi…that was their solution to the undesirables too! Then they got efficient