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By Tammy Bruce
Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce are bossy women trying to ban bossy from our vocabulary
Topic - Robert Rector
"As governors, as state leaders, we're more optimistic than our friends in Washington."
Will marriage solve the poverty crisis in America? U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio thinks it will.
Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama.
As the unintended effects of welfare reform grow, legislators are debating remedies ranging from curbing spending on welfare-to-work benefits to raising the minimum wage to ensure workers can more easily live on what they earn.
The White House said this week that passing the immigration bill will help boost Social Security — a claim that gets at the heart of the immigration debate and whether it's good for the economy or not.
The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.
When the news from Washington contains words such as million, billion and trillion, it's all too easy for our eyes to glaze over. Numbers that big aren't easy to grasp. But in an era when the federal government continues to spend as if the party will never end, it's essential to try.
"Marriage is a wonderful institution," H.L. Mencken once quipped, "but who would want to live in an institution?" Great line. But in the real world, the more we learn about marriage, the more we realize how vital it is.
Add undermining welfare reform to the list of President Obama's run-ins with the inconvenience of Article 1 of the Constitution -- right alongside the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, the war in Libya, recess appointments and a Department of Homeland Security memo declining to enforce immigration law.
Do you know what Maryland gives its welfare recipients so they can access cash and food benefits? An "Independence Card."
Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low-income.
America's battle over sex education could be boiled down to one question: Would you let your teenager spend the night with his or her sweetheart in your home?
In the first full calendar year after the Great Recession, the U.S. poverty rate jumped past 15 percent, the highest in 17 years, as a new historical high of 46.2 million Americans fell below the official poverty line, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.
Don't expect much hoopla or cake-cutting as the landmark welfare reform law passed by President Clinton and congressional Republicans in the mid-1990s celebrates its 15th anniversary Monday.
More than 35 million Americans live in poverty, according to the Census Bureau. Imagine what kind of life they must have.
"Even worse," Mr. Rector adds, "their chance of success in adult life will be significantly impaired by the absence of a father in the home."
He agrees, however, that finding ways to incentivize marriage is key.