When a country undermines traditional marriage,
it cannot print up enough money to take care of all the problems that happen in our society.
And we need to look no further than our welfare program and the black families in this country.
Prior to the great society programs of the 60s the out of wedlock birth among black families
was approximately, or was under 20 percent. Today that in the inner city, the out of wedlock
birth for black families is over 80 percent. And one of the primary reasons for that is
that we have developed government programs that will pick up the tab for having children
out of wedlock. The result is we exploit our women, we create a bad situation for our children,
especially minorities and we tell men that they can impregnate as many women as they
want and the government will pick up the tab. I think we need to stop that philosophy not
expand it as the ah.. with the credit in the health insurance exchange. Thank you. Representative…. The member from Olmsted, Representative Liebling. Thank you madam speaker. I think we’re pretty
far afield here from the bill and even from the amendment with some of the comments that
have been made. But I think it’s just really important to at least correct the record in
one respect. First of all, in Minnesota right now when people are on our MInnesota Family
Investment Program, what a lot of people like to call welfare, and they have an additional
child, they don’t get any more money. They don’t get more money. And what they do get
is very, very low. So we have a welfare program that does not insentivize anybody to be on
welfare. No rational person would want to be on welfare with what they get here and
they certainly not insentivized to have any additional children.