Murray understands that the debilitating shifts of poorer people away from marriage and religion are culturally induced and that the prescriptions to reverse them must be cultural as well. Among those fixes, as he said in a recent article in the paper of record.The second, from Bill Quick:
Our society chooses to pay for bastards and wonders why the number of bastards increases. Our society refuses to support poor families with married fathers in residence, and wonders why the number of single mothers increases. Our society pays for single motherhood, and wonders why we get it. Our society gives stipends to unemployed and/or homeless males, and wonders why we get more and more of them.The thrid, from the Huffington Post:
Two new studies cited by The Wall Street Journal find that when jobless Americans exhaust their unemployment benefits, they turn to Social Security disability benefits to survive.It's been my experience, if you want something, subsidize it. Looking at our entitlement economy, it's probably a good idea if we cut a bunch of those bastards off at the knees, cut out a bunch of stuff and reduce our entitlement budget by about half or better.
How about this? Have the government tell people that if you're not military disabled and you're not 65 years old, your check will be cut off in 90 days. No more checks, no more food stamps, no more anything. Root, hog, or die. It's not the government's fault if you can't take care of your bastard children.
That's PawPaw's plan for government solvency.