Statements about Families
"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."
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."
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."
President Barack Obama deserves to be called "the most successful food stamp president in American history" because "47 million Americans are on food stamps."
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."
"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."
A bill to aid state and local governments "is fully paid-for by closing costly corporate tax loopholes."
"More than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children."
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