Statements about Families
"A little less than 50 percent of the people in this country depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."
"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."
Says Connie Mack "failed to pay his child support."
"Most women, including 98 percent of Catholic women, have used contraception."
"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."
"More people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history."
As a result of welfare reform, "poverty levels went down to the lowest level ever for ... African-American children."
Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
"Foster children are disproportionately victims of identity theft."
"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
From 1947 to 1979, family incomes for rich, middle-income and poor Americans grew about the same rate. But since 1979, incomes for rich families have grown much faster.
In the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, none of the candidates mentioned the "middle class" or "education."
"Seventy of Ohio's 88 counties now have more than 25 percent of their residents eligible for emergency food."
"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."
The U.S. has "47 million people on food stamps. That’s 14 million more than when the current occupant of the White House took over."
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
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