Statements about Families
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
The Air Force wants taxpayers to fund a fantasy football league.
Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."
Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."
"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
Says Fran DeWine’s made-from-scratch dinner rolls are a delicious favorite in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.
"The tax burden on Virginia families was lower under Tim Kaine than under George Allen."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Says President Barack Obama promised a "pathway to citizenship" to undocumented immigrants and "didn't deliver jack squat on any of it."
On support for gay marriage.
Under Republican economic policies, "the typical American family saw their incomes fall by about 6 percent."
A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."
Says "$57,000 is the mean [income] in our state" for a family.
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