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TownHall: "Santorum Gets it Right on Failing Family Structure Ruining Economy"

 

Katie Pavlich, the News Editor at TownHall comments on last nights GOP debate:

Tonight's Washington Post/Bloomberg GOP presidential debate was focused completely on the economy, yet one GOP candidate managed to usher in social issues to the discussion through an economic platform. Rick Santorum pointed out near the end of the debate that economic strength starts with a two parent household, saying poverty rates skyrocket in single parent homes. Santorum is absolutely correct.

The poverty rate for all children in married-couple families is 8.2 percent. By contrast, the poverty rate for all children in single-parent families is four times higher at 35.2 percent.

... Tonight, Santorum said America must get back to promoting a strong family structure in order to get the economy back on track, and he is absolutely correct. Often times you'll hear this argument from moderates and many republicans: "I'm socially liberal but fiscally very conservative."

The problem is, it is impossible to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative at the same time.