Monday, July 10, 2006

Helping The Children

On one hand, we can spend our time trying to prevent same-sex marriage to "help the children"--or, to some, "save the children". On the other, we can do something that will actually help children. And that is enforcing child support laws, as Illinois, under Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has done:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Sunday that the state helped to collect a record $1.14 billion in child support payments this fiscal year. Last year also set a record, with $1 billion collected in child support payments.
This is real help to parents who generally need it the most.

To quote Helen Lovejoy, "Will someone please think of the children!" If only the GOP controlled congress--and the President--had the leadership to push child support reforms on a national level. But I guess debating flag desecration amendments does more to help children than enforcing child support.


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