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Would a Basic Minimum Income dramatically reduce abortions?


Dennis Tate

Would a Basic Minimum Income dramatically reduce abortions?  

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On 3/6/2022 at 9:47 PM, Dennis Tate said:

An unconditional Basic Minimum Income supplement to all American

Why Didn’t the Great Society or the modern welfare state minimize abortion and birth control?  

From my perspective it seems to of had an opposite effect.  

  •  We are living through the collapse of the traditional family and marriage as the norm and expectation for millions of Americans, especially in low-income communities.
  • the Great Society’s price tag had ballooned to a staggering $22 trillion. The annual cost of the entitlements alone, when coupled with Social Security and Obamacare, had helped contribute to a national debt surpassing $20 trillion—more than 100 percent of GDP—and growing. Leaving aside the monetary cost, it also has become clear that these programs have contributed to a steady erosion in American family life. 
  • Marriage rejection rooted in the 1960s has real ramifications: among adults who are 34 years old or younger, some 46 percent have never been married.

    This syndrome had perhaps its most profound impact in some of America’s most difficult neighborhoods, where unparalleled family breakdown is, in part, the sad result of Lyndon Johnson’s well-meaning miscalculations. We are living through the collapse of the traditional family and marriage as the norm and expectation for millions of Americans, especially in low-income communities.

 

Did it have to be this way? When Johnson came to office in late 1963, more than 90 percent of American babies were in homes with married parents. The 1960 census showed that nearly 9 of every 10 children from birth to 18 years of age lived with married parents. While illegitimacy had grown to about 8 percent from 4 percent between 1940 and 1965, it then exploded. By 1990 the rate would be nearly 30 percent.

Today more than 40 percent of all Americans are born to unmarried mothers. More than 3 of every 10 children live in some arrangement other than a two-parent home. Cohabitation continues to climb, and has become the acceptable norm for millions of Americans. The most recent Census Bureau report says barely half of all American children are living with both married biological parents.

 

I believe that a Basic Minimum Income is idiotic and would be very harmful to traditional family and marriage as the norm.

 

 

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On 3/27/2022 at 5:36 AM, little2add said:

Why Didn’t the Great Society or the modern welfare state minimize abortion and birth control?  

Anyone?

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