$112 billion for single parents
A recent study indicates that American taxpayers spend $112 billion a year on assistance to single parents and divorces. Wow! That’s a lot of money. Should we eliminate assistance for single mothers? No, that would be seriously stupid. But the assistance needs to be much better managed. Some responsibility needs to go along with it.
The single parents need to show that they are trying to do something with their lives. That they are taking care of their families properly. Perhaps that their children are actually improving in school, etc. I know this is a complicated issue, but it seems that the politicians won’t touch it with a ten foot poll because of the fear of seeming uncompassionate.
It’s time for this country (as a society) to accept responsibility.