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Old 11-19-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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What do we do about the children in single-parent families we already have? Pi$$ on them?
Can't stop water under the bridge but we sure as heck can stop funding these single parent baby factories...
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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What do you suggest where a spouse may have died and left behind children?

What do you suggest where a spouse decides they no longer want to be married, walk away and leave behind children? No everyone who walks away pays child support.
You bring up a very small minority compared to the single parent baby factories who don't know how to keep their legs closed...
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Honestly - how many trailer parks do you drive through?
Hm, well, there was the one that I lived next to when I was a kid...

There aren't too many trailer parks in Mass, nor were there in the Bay or LA areas; however, there were housing projects - I lived in a couple of those, too, when I was younger, and yes, I drive through a couple of them on a very regular basis... I also still have a couple high school/junior high friends who live in them.

Does that count?

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Swear on my grand mother's grave the one I drive through --

multiple Obama signs, ZERO Romney signs.
... and how many brand new highline cars and well-kept lawns do you pass by? How many people are sitting on their porches in a beach lounger, tapping away on an iPad?

Be honest, now.

First off, the election is over... second off, if I was living in poverty, why would I support a guy who openly stated he didn't care about me, either?

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large obesity rates among the kids that walk around with Mountain Dew bottles and Monster Cans - so define "well fed" --
There's nothing "well fed" about sucking down a bottle of high fructose corn syrup, yellow 5 and caffiene and having an enlarged heart with high blood pressure.

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they are getting enough to eat with free or reduced school breakfast and lunch, WIC, food stamps, and etc...but not the healthiest foods.
It'd be great if schools had enough money to feed kids real food from wholesome ingredients, but no, conservatives love defunding schools because they're "wasteful."

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You might have stereotypes too.
Of course I do; everyone does

Mine are just probably much more firmly grounded in reality than most Republican and Tea Partiers' are.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Can't stop water under the bridge but we sure as heck can stop funding these single parent baby factories...
... so that their children starve to death?

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You bring up a very small minority compared to the single parent baby factories who don't know how to keep their legs closed...
So, because there are people who cheat the welfare system - or at least, don't live up to your personal standards of what one should meet to qualify for welfare - we should shut down the whole thing?

Typical: if it's broken, don't fix it; DESTROY IT And if anyone dies, well... BOO HOO, not my problem!!

That's what all those POW's and MIA's you'll never forget were fighting for: the right for our nation's malcontents to vote to starve off the undesirables. Yup.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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Oh really? Only Archie Bunkers would be responsible enough to have life insurance? And millions of women today work and provide the financial support of their children. Divorce does not mean the mother has to never work. Many divorced women do work.
You seem to be stuck in a 1950s time zone.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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You seem to be stuck in a 1950s time zone.
Actualky it seems to me that you are. Women can't work to keep their children from starving? No, this isn't the 50s. Women can work to support their children and many do. Having children is no excuse to lay around on government handouts.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Honestly - how many trailer parks do you drive through?

Swear on my grand mother's grave the one I drive through --

multiple Obama signs, ZERO Romney signs.

large obesity rates among the kids that walk around with Mountain Dew bottles and Monster Cans - so define "well fed" -- they are getting enough to eat with free or reduced school breakfast and lunch, WIC, food stamps, and etc...but not the healthiest foods.


You might have stereotypes too.

Last I looked - and I have worked with voter lists for many years - most trailer parks have abysmal voter registration, let alone turnout.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: southern california
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government or daddy paying the bills, either way some adult kid with no means of supporting himself is figuring that somebody else is going to raise his kid.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:41 PM
 
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From the article: "Nordic Counties, The Netherlands Have Lowest Rates"

You think there are more fathers remaining with kids in Nordic countries, where very few even get married?
Oh look, you're full of sh+t!

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In the Netherlands, single mothers run a high risk of becoming poor, even though the country has a well-developed welfare system. This study brings together many partial life histories of single mothers of different cultural backgrounds and origins and shows that poverty is not solely material deprivation. Through its in-depth account of the ways single mothers construct their everyday lives, this book sheds light on the many social, cultural and structural dimensions of poverty.
Single Motherhood and Poverty: The Case of the Netherlands - Annelou Ypeij, Johanna Louisa Ypeij - Google Books
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:34 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Personal accountability.... You mess up and the Government is there to bail you out.
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