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Single Moms Are Making Us Broke, Says Joe Soucheray
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 05/06/13 | Joe Soucheray

Posted on 05/06/2013 8:48:55 AM PDT by mn-bush-man

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You can just imagine the liberal flaming poor Joe is taking. Pretty hard to argue against much of what he says though...
1 posted on 05/06/2013 8:48:55 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: mn-bush-man

Someone coined the phrase “Bastard Boom” the other day.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 8:49:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

“Someone coined the phrase “Bastard Boom” the other day.”

And it is headed by the “Bastard-in-Chief”.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 8:52:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: mn-bush-man

I used to listen to Joe after Rush’s show on KSTP.
Seems like a long time ago...


4 posted on 05/06/2013 8:53:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: mn-bush-man

Huge issue that nobody wants to talk about.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 8:55:11 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: mn-bush-man

It’s all in the name of “sexual freedom” the holy grail of the American people, the real “opiate of the masses” to paraphrase Marx or was it Lenin?


6 posted on 05/06/2013 8:56:19 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: mn-bush-man

We are becoming a nation of Bastards

Spinsters and Bastards...... what a terrible demise


7 posted on 05/06/2013 8:57:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: mn-bush-man

If we were able to see a pie chart of government spending I’m willing to be this item would be a very small slice of that chart. Government employee payroll and benefits, etc. would be a much larger piece. IMHO


8 posted on 05/06/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by 1_Of_We
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To: mn-bush-man

They’ve Flukerized. The age of immorality and irresponsibility. We pLAY, you pay.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 9:01:25 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: 1_Of_We

‘I’m willing to be’ should be ‘I’m willing to bet’


10 posted on 05/06/2013 9:02:07 AM PDT by 1_Of_We
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To: mardi59

They are the children of LBJ.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 1_Of_We

The actual handouts to the “needy,” whether or not they are unmarried mothers, are only 1/5 (iirc) of the government spending “for” them. 4/5 goes to the functionaries and functions of the government.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 9:05:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

They are the children of LBJ.

****

More like the children of satan.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Tax-chick

Without ending the anchor baby fraud there is no true immigration reform.
Without ending the welfare for single mom’s there is no welfare reform.
A single illegal alien Mom needs to be deported along with her offspring. The UN can give the baby some ID document. That would put us in line with other countries.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 9:08:30 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: MrB

Mitt Romney said that our social safety net was becoming a hammock. I’d say that it was becoming more of a giant daycare center for bastards.


15 posted on 05/06/2013 9:09:20 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: bert

We are becoming a nation of Bastards

Spinsters and Bastards...... what a terrible demise

I hate to say it, butr the only way out of this mess would be either a massive collapse and rebuilding, or another option which is scary as hell....

The scary as hell option would be this: We figure out rapid cloning of humans alongside the ability to program an entire human brain based off a “template” programming based off of conservative ideals and robust individualism philosophy. Then we race to outnumber them with these newly minted “undocumented pre-made patriots”. Like I said, it is the scary as hell option.


16 posted on 05/06/2013 9:09:40 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: mn-bush-man

Most of society’s problems, from the bloated welfare state to urban crime to “anchor baby” illegal immigration, began once the government took it upon itself to reward people for having children that they can’t afford and can’t care for themselves. Once the poor started seeing children as sources of state income, what we have today became inevitable.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 9:10:51 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: mn-bush-man
feral breeders...
18 posted on 05/06/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mn-bush-man

And those that do marry are having ever fewer kids.


19 posted on 05/06/2013 9:12:44 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: 1_Of_We
"... If we were able to see a pie chart of government spending I’m willing to be this item would be a very small slice of that chart. Government employee payroll and benefits, etc. would be a much larger piece. IMHO

You know, the kind of jobs that impoverished single mothers aspire to and that government is only to happy to provide with make-work measures.

20 posted on 05/06/2013 9:14:34 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: mn-bush-man

At least they aren’t murdering their babies.


21 posted on 05/06/2013 9:14:57 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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22 posted on 05/06/2013 9:28:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mn-bush-man

Not many higher sainted words than: “I’m a single mom...”

It confers victim status with a twist of anti-male coloring and a hint of feministic “freedom/power”.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 9:32:16 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: GraceG
I hate to say it, but the only way out of this mess

We don't have to fix the whole problem. Splitting the nation and fixing for a conservative area would work.

24 posted on 05/06/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: MrB

it’s all the left cares about, social issues.

They have been trying to destroy the family for decades, make divorce easy, promote homosexuality, promote cheating,, have parents other than mother and a father .

It states this in the 63 communist rules etc and still our side will not saying a frigging thing about social issues and thinks the country only cares about taxes and spending and debt


25 posted on 05/06/2013 9:35:44 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mardi59

the left will always fight the social issues as it’s their holy grail, our side won’t speak about social issues because they’re either cowards or don’t care and have no problem with a communist agenda.

Either way the left know and has fought the social issues for decades and will continue to do so and our ide , well it’s been pathetic, talk radio and others who won’t mention social issues and can’t see once the family is destroyed, once marriage and traditional raising of kids has gone then the parents are the Govt.

Our side every election time talks taxes, spending and debt and yet half the country couldn’t careless about those issues.
We have most on our side on social issues and yet our side won;t mention them


26 posted on 05/06/2013 9:38:59 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Onelifetogive

We don’t have to fix the whole problem. Splitting the nation and fixing for a conservative area would work.

I agree, the heartland + Texas would be fine with me, so we would at least have a Sea Port and plenty of energy resources...

The trick would be to convince the libs that they would be better off without all those “flyover hicks” and they would have both the pacific coasts and atlantic coasts. Maybe a small strip of land along the canadian border for them to get from one side to another.


27 posted on 05/06/2013 9:45:03 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: mn-bush-man

He also got a lot of support by many readers. Joe didn’t go far enough. He could have pointed out the disproportionate amount of crime children of single mothers commit. Then he would have really gotten slammed for pointing out the obvious. But his critics think he’s slamming all single mothers. He’s simply saying the obvious: on average single mothers create a huge financial and societal drag.


28 posted on 05/06/2013 9:50:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Theodore R.
"holy grail"

This single mother boom was created and fostered by arch-radical, man-hating Nazi feminists many years ago in an effort to destroy the nuclear family.

P.S One of my sisters resembles the man-hating feminist. As a single mother, she had a child who managed to turn out pretty good. My father died recently, and my sister, who hated my father, refused to attend the funeral. Her son and only child lambasted her for not going.

29 posted on 05/06/2013 9:55:50 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: manc

We talk a lot about the welfare moms, but there are also many women who just divorce because they just have no interest in actually being married or devoted to a man in a traditional sense. They want the kid(s), they want the life, and they don’t care about needing the assistance .....it’s all about wanting to live as they wish to live — without anyone telling them what to do. A lot of them simply don’t want to settle down with one man — EVER. They want to party and they want to date and/or sleep around. They’ll tell you ...”I’m just not ready to be married.”

I know a lot of women like this. They CHOOSE this — and yet they have the gall to go out and portray themselves as victims. My own cousin is like this ...she just cannot even offer a reasonable excuse for divorcing her husband ...she just did NOT want to be married.

Taxpaying America needs to wake up and make these grifters pay for their own selfish and irresponsible choices.

It would stop if we’d stop rewarding it. Period.


30 posted on 05/06/2013 9:56:49 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: mn-bush-man

a good marriage would solve almost all or our problems... a good marriage and several children....


31 posted on 05/06/2013 10:13:43 AM PDT by cherry
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To: mardi59
well, a female does not get pregnant on her own....so just where is the immorality lie?...where does the irresponsibility lie?...male or female...???

remember too, at least these babies have been KEPT not aborted....

32 posted on 05/06/2013 10:15:06 AM PDT by cherry
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To: mn-bush-man

It takes two to tango.


33 posted on 05/06/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They are the children of LBJ.

Hmmmm...after almost 49 YEARS have passed since the LBJ's 'Great Society' "entitlements" passage...may be more appropriate to revise it to read:

"They are the children, grandchidren, great grandchildren of LBJ.

34 posted on 05/06/2013 10:27:58 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: mn-bush-man

Where are the fathers/sperm donors? Find them and make them pay restitution for their indiscretions.


35 posted on 05/06/2013 10:45:47 AM PDT by lula ( What America needs is men of Character in congress, we have enough characters.)
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To: driftless2
This single mother boom was created and fostered by arch-radical, man-hating Nazi feminists many years ago in an effort to destroy the nuclear family.

They've had plenty of help from the right and left. A better tag team cage match is hard to find. There are lots of jobs depending on that 50% divorce rate.

36 posted on 05/06/2013 10:47:48 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: lula; bgill
You are both EXACTLY right. Which is why I'm glad Joe did not fail to mention men in his article:

"Single mothers in their early 20s instantly become the have-nots, statistically, in income and education. For so many women to have so many children without a husband is a complete abdication of personal responsibility, which leads to a complete shunning of any civic responsibility. We are going broke. And if you think taxing higher-income earners more is the answer, you haven't done the math. The men who are party to these births are, of course, just as irresponsible, just as uncommitted to a civic responsibility to take care of their own."

37 posted on 05/06/2013 11:02:38 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: mn-bush-man

Males screwing women and then running away is a huge part of it. Men are few and far between these days.


38 posted on 05/06/2013 11:12:32 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: mn-bush-man
Why are we paying never-married women to have babies? Why are we taxing intact families to subsidize bastardy?
39 posted on 05/06/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Obadiah

I have heard tha phrase pulled like a gun many times.It’s like it’s an excuse for everthing when it shold be viewed as the problem.


40 posted on 05/06/2013 11:55:34 AM PDT by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: Obadiah
Not many higher sainted words than: “I’m a single mom...”

Those used to be words of shame. Now they're almost always spoken with arrogant pride, as though getting knocked up by some deadbeat were some kind of achievement.

41 posted on 05/06/2013 12:11:26 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: 11th Commandment; All

Huge issue, because conservative don’t want to be supporting unwed mothers, but they also want to abolish Planned Parenthood. They want to forbid abortion, but deny food stamps, WIC and Medicaid once the baby is born. If we don’t talk about it, no reasonable solutions will be found.


42 posted on 05/06/2013 1:39:59 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Huge issue, because conservative don’t want to be supporting unwed mothers, but they also want to abolish Planned Parenthood. They want to forbid abortion, but deny food stamps, WIC and Medicaid once the baby is born. If we don’t talk about it, no reasonable solutions will be found.

Liberals do not want to talk about it because this truth destroys their narrative about who and why comprises the majority of welfare. Welfare assistance will drop by 2/3rds if we could eliminate single parent births, poverty would decline the same and crime would be cut in half.

Your argument about conservatives is not fair because you assume the only solutions can be provided by government. There are many charities that conservatives support that promote abstinence which are roundly mocked by liberals and the media. Then there are conservatives that promote charities that provide assistance to young expecting mothers to promote adoption; however, government racist rules and laws that demand minority babies be placed with minority couples severely impede these efforts.

43 posted on 05/06/2013 2:19:55 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: mn-bush-man

Why isn’t it “single dads are making us broke?”

I’m all for calling out unmarried people who procreate and force me to support their children. But the onus is on both parents, not just the moms.


44 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:42 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: 1_Of_We; All

You would also be wrong about the slice of govt. employee payroll and benefits. The big part of the pie is military spending, servicing the national debt, and VA, SS and Medicare costs. I just went to Google and found a site with a fantastic array of(nearly 100) pie charts of govt. spending.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pie+chart+of+federal+spending&num=50&newwindow=1&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=aC2IUbGmE4rN0AGf2oDQAg&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=653


45 posted on 05/06/2013 3:31:21 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: LibsRJerks; All

We definitely need to institute Sharia Law. The Muzzies are right. ;-(


46 posted on 05/06/2013 3:33:12 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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Recently there was a political contest in Washington, DC, in which a lawyer Paul Zukerberg pointed out that 2 1/2 as many youth are arrested for minor marijuana possession charges as graduate from DC schools. His big argument is that then these predominantly male youths are then unable to even get many of the jobs they might be able to fill to pay for their children. We are all paying for stupid marijuana laws and incarcerations throughout the country. How much does the Prison Industrial Complex get for our stupid victimless crime laws??


47 posted on 05/06/2013 3:43:02 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: mn-bush-man

Lack of a moral center and a belief in God are real culprits here. Single moms, irresponsible fathers are just the canaries in the coal mine. Right now its all about pleasure, do it if it feels good mentality.


48 posted on 05/06/2013 4:01:35 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters

True. A God-fearing man would not make use of a woman. He would not want to defile his future wife, or someone else’s. A God-fearing woman would save herself for her future husband. We may not be able to hit this target 100%, but aiming for it would put us in a better state...much better.


49 posted on 05/06/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: GraceG

Re Pre-made Patriot clones:

Sounds like “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”...
and, for the record, the clones turned into Stormtroopers...a Lib army if you will...

Things like that never end well for all concerned...


50 posted on 05/06/2013 4:27:02 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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