Conservatives have destroyed American Family Life

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    How Conservatives and the GOP Destroyed the "Traditional Family" They Claim to Treasure

    The greatest threat to the American family is economic stress -- and the modern-day Republicans and social conservatives who preach family values are the ones who have done the most to imperil the American family. From union-busting and the outsourcing of jobs to developing countries and opposing universal health care, social conservatives have not only endangered the American middle class -- they have also made it increasingly hard to raise a "traditional" family.

    During the summer of 2009, the Guttmacher Institute surveyed 947 fertile women (18–34 years of age) with annual incomes under $75,000. Guttmacher reported that because of the economic downturn, 44 percent of the women surveyed wanted “to reduce or delay their childbearing” -- and 64 percent agreed with the following statement: “With the economy the way it is, I can’t afford to have a baby right now.” That 64 percent increased to 77 percent among the women who had annual household incomes under $25,000.

    More: How Conservatives and the GOP Destroyed the "Traditional Family" They Claim to Treasure | Reproductive Justice | AlterNet
     
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    ROFLMAO

    We going for the most idiotic poster of the week award? this your big push?
     
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    I second the nomination.
     
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    So what?...The more technologically advanced the society, like America, the fewer children people have....This is a physically proven fact.

    I don't see where that's a partisan political issue...Unless, of course, there are some partisan political hacks seeking to make it one.
     
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    Out of those 947 fertile women clearly none were mexicans.
     
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    It is the economy that has had the biggest impact on family structure.

    My dad had a High School education and worked for the phone company for 40 years. On that blue collar salary, he was able to buy a 2000 sq ft house on an acre of land, raise four kids and send them all to college

    All without my mother having to work

    Today, kids are raised in daycare centers. Both spouses have to work to be able to qualify to buy a home. Families put off having children and go into debt to pay for their education.

    The decline of the middle class has resulted in the biggest change in our family structure
     
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    Damn, I can't stand "social conservatism" and can see the spin and bullshit on this one. What a joke.
     
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    That's the best you can do, Charles Main? You are not stupid but you just put everybody in doubt of that with the above.

    The greatest threat to the American family has been the rise and need for a two-income family to make ends meet over the last 30 years. Much of that has to do with greed by the consumer and greed-based PR and marketing by the businesses. Sad situation.
     
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    You resemble that remark! :lol:
     
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    Not so sure the thread makes sense, but I wish that for at least one time, a Republican leader would come out and say, "We support the middle class" and then give an example how. More examples would even be better.
     

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