"Uh... you know, Diane, I had a notion the other day... I-I-I was thinking someone should get a group together, uh, with guns to sweep out those ghettos!"
Ebenezer Scrooge: I help to support the establishments I have mentioned. They cost enough, and those who are badly off must go there.
1st Benefactor: Many can't go there—!
2nd Benefactor: And some would rather die.
Scrooge: If they would rather die, they'd better do it and decrease the surplus population.
— A Christmas Carol (1951)
Doctor: But what of the lesser intellects? or will they be left to rot?
Davros: You should know me better than that, Doctor. I never waste a valuable commodity. The humanoid form makes an excellent concentrated protein. This part of the galaxy is developing quickly. Famine was one of its major problems.
Camilla: It keeps them off the streets.
—Nikolai Dante, "The Cadre Infernale"
Charity Collector: "At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, ... it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."
Scrooge: "Are there no prisons?"
C.C." Plenty of prisons..."
Scrooge: "And the Union workhouses...are they still in operation?"
C.C. "Both very busy, sir..."
Scrooge: "Those who are badly off must go there."
C.C.: "Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
Scrooge: "If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population!"