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Fun! Some photos would be a nice addition to the article :)
Tell your kid not to worry....people will still eat with you, but we'll be sure to "talk about [you] behind [your] back" as your article foretells. Cause isn't that what people with table manners do? Hmmm...maybe someone needs lessons in basic manners regarding communication and gossip.
“I probably did not read the bill as well as I should have”
Seriously? you co-sponsor a bill and you didn't bother to read it carefully? Awesome work ethic there. Especially when you are crafting legislation to help roll back people's civil liberties. If people were still allowed to refuse service to people based on gender or race the US would still be a backward segregated place run by white good ole' boys.
I totally agree
local government fail
I totally agree that the draft system is a waste of money. It is also poses an ethical question that has loomed large since Vietnam: if in a time of war you have to draft people (force them) to join the military as combatants, perhaps the citizens of our country do not believe that our country should be a participant in that conflict. Lets hope that Selective Service gets cut and that it is one more small step toward an efficient government.
Hallelujah. The state I was raised in has a long waiting period, among other requirements, to obtain a divorce. Waiting periods are not a good idea - they just make people who should not be interacting have to draw out their relationship for an additional period of time usually to the detriment to everyone involved except the lawyers.
And people compiling stats should also take a look at the fact that more marriages and divorces take place among lower income people. So is it divorce that makes you poor and your children delinquents or was the decked stacked against you before you married?
If legislators are so distraught about the monetary strain that divorce puts of social services maybe they need to take look at issues upstream from the point of divorce and try to prevent things that break a marriage apart - like abuse and poverty - in the first place. A pound of prevention and all that...Or Republicans can just get really really picky about who they let have a marriage cert. in the first place - wouldn't that be super fun and indicative of government small enough to fit into your bedroom.
Other countries provide paid leave so it can be done. Canada's is successful.
Please remember that that amount is a SUPPLEMENT to the earned income of that family or any other benefits they are receiving. There are definitely people that do have to survive on that small amount for one reason or another, but starving people is not the program’s goal. And I am saying this as the child of a single mother whose family qualified for section 8 and other programs, not as someone who wants to be snarky about it.
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