Observations on life

Children living in poverty

So, what’s the anwer?
The chances of a child living in poverty are much higher if they live in a single parent home, especially a home with a mother only. 

Is this a problem for government to solve?

Being a single parent is tough, being an unmarried young woman with children is really tough. 

We have changed the makeup of families, we have liberalized our views of parenthood, we have come to accept virtually any lifestyle and less responsibility for parents, especially absent fathers. 

Everything has consequences, everything and political rhetoric does not change that. 



2 replies »

  1. Simply, when President Obama decided to open relations with Cuba, he proclaimed, in part: “… But I believe that we can do more to support the Cuban people and promote our values through engagement. After all, these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It’s time for a new approach….”

    So, Mr. President, the “War on Poverty” has been around for almost the same period. Here are the data from the Census Bureau about children under age 18 living in poverty:

    2014 21.1
    2010 22.0
    2000 16.2
    1990 20.6
    1980 18.3
    1970 15.1
    1964 23.0
    1959 27.3

    As you can see, in the five years BEFORE President Johnson declared a war on poverty, poverty declined by 4.3% of children under age 18 (data from Census Bureau start in 1959). In the 50 years since 1964, while the poverty rate has declined, it has also increased, and net, net, today, we are little changed from 50 years ago.

    So, President Obama, which is more important – relations with Cuba or childhood poverty? Which did you choose to address? And, wouldn’t you have to admit that the Democratic policies embraced in the War on Poverty have failed?

    “After all, these 50 years have shown that our policies have not worked. It is time for a new approach”. Right? I’ll hear him, Bernie and Hillary say this when pigs fly.


  2. Here are some suggestions. 1. Provide free permanent sterilization for both men and women. 2. Make adoption more affordable. 3 Increase the fiscal responsibility of the absent parent (although, that has been done without much success).


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