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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our Debt Is Caused by the Welfare Society

Welfare-state spending is a major cause of our national debt, and it is also morally costly because it chases fathers out of the homes. We used to have a society n which the cost of babies was paid by husband providers. But the Welfare State subsidizes single moms, so we get more illegitimate babies every year, and the taxpayers are forced to assume the costs.

The Obama politicians are happy with this development because they know their bread is buttered on the side of creating more and more women dependent on government. Republicans will lose the budget battle unless they face up to the fact that traditional husband-provider marriage is the mainspring of economic solvency, and Republicans will lose elections unless they stop the redistribution of money from taxpayers to dependents on government. The costly figures usually quoted don't even count the social and fiscal costs of the drugs, sex, suicide, school dropouts, runaways, and crime that come mostly from female-headed households.

We can now see clearly that giving cash and benefits to single moms, beginning with Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in the 1960s, destroyed families by making fathers unnecessary. British commentator Melanie Phillips described the current London riots as the result of "the promotion of lone parenthood" and "the willed removal" of fathers from the family unit by the Welfare State and the "ultra-feminist wreckers" of the traditional family with its male breadwinner. She calls for removing "the incentives to girls and women to have babies outside marriage." She calls for dismantling "the concept of entitlement" from the Welfare State.

Welfare spending is a failure; it doesn't advance us toward any constructive goal, such as helping recipients to get on their feet economically. It merely increases dependence on government handouts and increases votes for leftwing politicians.

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