Statements about Families
"To give a sense of how families are struggling, a record four out of every 10 school kids in Ohio now qualifies for subsidized lunch."
President Barack Obama deserves to be called "the most successful food stamp president in American history" because "47 million Americans are on food stamps."
"Every person on death row was a foster kid."
"We’re paying out-of-state residential facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more," to house children in state custody
Says it’s a "statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death."
"Between Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas over 8,000 same-sex couples are raising children."
"Massachusetts public schools teach kids as young as kindergartners about gay marriage."
"An overwhelming majority of Americans support passage of the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth willing to work for a college degree or serve in our armed forces."
"This town (Wilmington, Ohio) hasn’t taken any money from the government. They don’t want any money from the government."
In Wisconsin, "deaths from domestic violence are at the highest in 10 years."
"Before we even passed health care, 4 millions kids got health insurance that didn't have it before, through the Children's Health Insurance Program."
Charlie Crist "attacks me for positions he held, like, six months ago, (when) he was running in the Republican primary."
Says with the ongoing economic downturn, child abuse is on the rise.
"(I) helped to invent a system that saved over a billion dollars on welfare."
"Over 81 percent of the babies that are born at LBJ Hospital right here in Houston are born of women who are not here legally."
Says Rick Perry's proposal on driver licenses and high school dropouts has been state law since 1989.
A bill to aid state and local governments "is fully paid-for by closing costly corporate tax loopholes."
By 12th grade, "more than 3 out of 10 girls have been pregnant at least once."
"Fifty-three percent of teens in Central Falls are getting pregnant."
"Teachers will not be able to return to work after raising their children."
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