Statements about Families

"In 31 states, decent child care costs more than college tuition."

If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."

The percentage of black children born without a father in the home has risen from 7 percent in 1964 to 73 percent today, due to changes from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.

"The average family (is) now bringing home $4,000 less than they did just five years ago."

Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."

"On (the federal minimum wage of) $7.75, you can’t even make half the poverty level."

UPS left 15,000 employees’ spouses "without health insurance" and told them to, "go on an exchange with no employer subsidy."

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."

"Very few men outlive their own fertility."

The Air Force wants taxpayers to fund a fantasy football league.

Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."

On support for gay marriage.

Under Republican economic policies, "the typical American family saw their incomes fall by about 6 percent."

After President Barack Obama’s health care law takes full effect, "100 percent" of Americans will "depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."

"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."  

"Most women, including 98 percent of Catholic women, have used contraception."

"More people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history."

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