Skip to comments.Welfare Which Doesn't Destroy Families
Posted on 09/20/2012 7:41:43 AM PDT by GarthVader
It is hard raising a child with only one parent especially if that parent makes a low income. Decent child care is expensive. And so over the years the government has created various programs to aid single-parent families, from the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children to todays child care subsidies.
As a result the government has ended up paying people to get divorced, or not get married in the first place. Single parent families are more needy than two-parent families generally, so need-based welfare pays families to be single-parent. Subsidized child care programs pay the poor to have their young children raised by institutions instead of by parents. Financial incentives matter, especially for those desperate for money. The welfare state led to the decline of families, starting mostly with minority families at first, but now extending to white families as Charles Murray documents in his latest book.
But starving to death, living on the street or getting sick without access to medical care arent good for families either, whether we are talking single-parent families or poorer two-parent families. The simple solution is to make the welfare money unconditional. Whether you are a struggling single mother or Melinda Gates, you get the same monthly check (or direct deposit) from the government. Since men also get a monthly check, it pays to marry. Two can live cheaper together than separately. (Like it or not, marriage is an economic institution.)
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For many on welfare, they have no intention of getting married.
In fact, they scorn it.
Ask your average inner city young person what they think about marriage. Once they are done laughing, and IF you can get a straight answer, they will tell you that marriage will put a damper on their life of whoring around.
No one tells these dumb young sluts to go out and get knocked up at 16 by half-dozen different babydaddies.
Not one red cent.
Take the kid and give it to a loving stable family who wants to adopt, and tell the bimbo that incubated the baby to go get a job or starve.
But how did they get to this point? Answer: the government paid the poor to act this way for decades. Even the poor act rationally at times.
And according to what I have read about Charles Murray’s latest book, the cancer has spread to rural America as well. I need to get a copy...
Many of the so called single mother have boyfriend living with them and they are both living off the welfare payments. When the boyfriend works she does not have to claim his income and continues her full payments. Sometimes she is living with the baby daddy. The welfare program discourages marriage.
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