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Single Belles, Single All the Way

Sceolan Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:30 PM
Continued from below: Our "entitlement policies" otherwise known as the Great Society has now reached the breaking point where 50% are supporting those who behave as below. Is it any wonder that we see such social decay and chaos in our cities? Is it any wonder that Corporations, educational institutions and our military are desperate to find motivated, responsible and skilled workers? When the Iraq war started, the AP reported that only one in four young people were qualified for today's military which is the same population that our corporations and educational institutions are competing for. Was does that tell you?
Discussing the role of single people in the election of 2012 on my weekly podcast with Jay Nordlinger "Need to Know" (available on Ricochet.com or Nationalreview.com), your humble columnist chose the insensitive way to address it. Chatting with Jonathan V. Last of The Weekly Standard about his piece "A Nation of Singles," I popped off that "Single mothers want the state to be their husbands and father to their children."

Jonathan put it better: "Well, let's say that single mothers are more vulnerable to economic shocks and are more concerned about the safety net." Much more diplomatic. Single voters were...