“The Right goes on and on how terrible single Moms are for society, but what sort of proposals does the Right offer to deal with the issues of single motherhood?”
They want to cut welfare and make divorce more difficult so that women think twice about raising a kid alone. Any woman that has a kid can collect money and divorce goes entirely in the woman’s favor.
Cut welfare? What is welfare? Define welfare. You mean AFDC or what is now known as TANF? It is only maybe $300/month. You can’t live off of it.
Latin America has zero welfare, and they have a very serious single mother problem. AFDC was eliminated and turned into TANF in 1996 under Clinton. Single motherhood rates have not dropped since then, and in fact, they appear to be rising. Cutting welfare did not reduce single motherhood. It seemed to increase it or more likely it had no effect on it at all, since no woman has a kid to get a welfare check.
The truth is that single motherhood is a sociological phenomenon. People, especially conservatives, are pretty stupid, and conservatives are some of the stupidest humans of all. Why? Conservatives apparently don’t even believe in Society. There is no Society. Apparently there is no such thing as Culture either. Instead of Society and Culture, the only thing that is real is Politics. Everything that happens occurs due to Politics. Bull.
See, conservatives just cannot wrap their minds around this idea that single motherhood is a phenomenon that is caused by Culture and Society – that is, that it is a purely sociological phenomenon like crime and so many other things. According to conservatives, Society and Culture has nothing to do with rising single motherhood, instead it’s all down to Politics! Politics made divorce easier and this created a divorce epidemic. Mind you the divorce epidemic was not caused by Society or Culture or anything like that. Instead it caused by some people who changed a few laws!
Similarly, conservatives cannot wrap their heads around this idea that maybe single motherhood is a sociological phenomenon with roots in Society and Culture that has fuck all to do with Politics. Nope, according to conservatives, Society and Culture have nothing to do with rising single motherhood rates. Well, what’s causing it then? Single motherhood rates are skyrocketing for one reason and one reason only: because of welfare! They’re all having those babies to get the free welfare money! No other reason.
Cut welfare? No. I do not support cutting one penny out of any welfare or social spending programs. These programs need to be increased, not decreased.
Get rid of no-fault divorce? No. No no no no no no no no no, a thousand times no.
Ok someone just shot two conservative positions at him and I blew down both of them. How can I be a conservative when I oppose 95% of the conservative project?