Good lord. Do these people hear what they’re saying? According to news reports, several members of the House Judiciary Committee — including Rep. George “There is no extreme poverty in North Carolina” Cleveland — actually opposed a bill to provide compensation to eugenics victims when it came up for a vote in committee yesterday.
According to Raleigh’s News & Observer, Cleveland said that taxpayers should not have to pay for wrongs committed in the past. Wow! One has to wonder just how far Cleveland would be willing to extend that “logic.”
Committee votes are not recorded so it will be interesting to see if the conservative opponents of compensation are willing to actually vote “no” and do it “on the record” when the measure comes to the House floor for a vote.