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Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:54 PM

Rand Paul discusses cutting government help for unwed mothers who continue having kids

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/24/3050274/rand-paul-discusses-cutting-government.html

By Sam Youngman

syoungman@herald-leader.comJanuary 24, 2014
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Sen. Rand Paul spoke to Commerce Lexington at a luncheon on Thursday.

During a Lexington luncheon Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul discussed the possibility of cutting government benefits for unwed mothers who have multiple children, though the potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 didn't directly endorse such a policy.

During a question-and-answer period following his remarks at a Commerce Lexington luncheon, Paul responded to a question about workforce development by including a warning about unwed young mothers doomed to poverty. Although he said the job of preventing unplanned or unwanted pregnancies should be left to communities and families, Paul left open the possibility of a role for government.

"Maybe we have to say 'enough's enough, you shouldn't be having kids after a certain amount,'" Paul told the business group at one point.

An aide to Paul declined to comment Thursday night when asked to clarify the senator's statements about unwed mothers.

Paul told the audience that being "married with kids versus unmarried with kids is the difference between living in poverty and not." "We should sell that message," Paul said. "Not in a mean way to tell people who already have made a bad decision, but if you've had one child and you're not married, you shouldn't have another one."

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:58 PM

1. That is so Ronald Reagan

ETA: Maybe he can become the spokes model for these people -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_Mule_Team_Borax

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:59 PM

2. What would Jesus do?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 09:00 PM

3. Very "pro choice"

force the babies to be born, and then starve them.

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