Statements about Families

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."

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."

"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."

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