[Marxism] Obama Calls for More Responsibility From Black Fathers

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jun 16 13:03:45 MDT 2008

Bonnie Weinstein wrote:
> On Friday, Mr. Obama said he would co-sponsor a bill, with Senator Evan
> Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, that his campaign said would address the
> ³national epidemic of absentee fathers.² If passed, the legislation would
> increase enforcement of child support payments and strengthen services for
> domestic violence prevention.

This is dreadful stuff.

Evan Bayh is one of the most reactionary Democrats in the Senate, very 
closely politically to Joe Lieberman.

Background on the Bayh-Carper Welfare Proposal
May 2, 2002
by NOW Staff

Senators Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) recently unveiled 
their welfare proposal, which sadly mirrors the mean-spirited welfare 
reauthorization legislation backed by George W. Bush. The Bayh-Carper 
bill tells poor parents they should just work harder and get married, 
while limiting their access to education, training and other critical 
work supports.

Currently, other senators are considering signing on to this legislation 
as co-sponsors. Calls from grassroots organizers have already convinced 
Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) to withdraw his support from this punitive 
proposal that, like Bush's welfare scheme, denies desperately needed 
assistance to low-income parents and families.

full: http://www.now.org/issues/economic/welfare/bayh-carper.html

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