Statements about Families
"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."
"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."
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