Originally Posted by TonyR
Good effort, Doc. But, the intention of welfare wasn't to marginalize the role of the father. So you're being more than a little disingenuous with your implication that the intent of liberals and progressives was to do so.
Further, are you aware that welfare rolls have been greatly reduced by the reforms started under Presdent Clinton? Why didn't this result in a corresponding decrease in single mother households?
Didn't say it was the intention. It's an unintended (at least initially) consequence. And welfare is only one of several contributing causes, but the general theme is a culture that embraces the systematic abolition of personal responsibility.