Sam Brownback keeps on saying the things I like to hear:
DES MOINES, April 6 U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, said in Des Moines, Iowa, that welfare reform should encourage low-income people to marry.
“One of the things we need to do is drive up the number of people who get married,” the Republican presidential hopeful said as he chatted with attendees at the Iowa Prayer Breakfast, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported Friday. Brownback said current welfare recipients stand to lose 88 percent of their aid by getting married.
That is so stupid. And get rid of the idiotic Marriage Penalty too.
“People act economically rational,” he said. “They are just not going to do that.” Brownback promoted a marriage development account program he said Congress started two years ago.
As time goes on, Brownback’s family-friendly message will appeal to conservatives and his stock will rise. Will it happen in time?