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  •  This a vicious cycle that needs education (5+ / 0-)

    to stop.

    My mother always said the fastest way into poverty is to birth your way there.  That was a pretty good observation to give a daughter that did not get too much sex education (some) and NO family planning in school.  My mother was progressive in her day and I miss her common sense observations.

    Yes, we need a higher minimum wage.  Yes, we need better child care.  Yes, we need affordable education.  But how about we focus on prevention as well.  A single person cannot survive on a minimum by any stretch of the imagination even if it were at $10/hr.  Adding a child to the equation is insane.

    This is the point I always pound home when I argue the birth control and abortion issue with republicans.  They argue that it is irresponsible to have babies without the income to match....I agree but the problem lies in prevention which the republicans refuse to allow taught in our schools.  This is in their lap.  Either pay for the babies or pay for the family planning education and birth control.  Which is cheaper and less damaging to our society?  Until they can get to this understanding, we will continue to have the problem.

    1. What does it mean? 2. And then what?

    by alwaysquestion on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 02:00:38 PM PST

    •  Rec button is gone, but strongly agree w/ you! (0+ / 0-)
      ...the problem lies in prevention which the republicans refuse to allow taught in our schools.  This is in their lap. Either pay for the babies or pay for the family planning education and birth control. (emphasis added)

      "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

      by bartcopfan on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 11:06:48 AM PST

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