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Santorum: Failing Families Ruining Economy

Written By: Katie Pavlich  |  Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

             Tonight's Washington Post/Bloomberg GOP presidential debate was focused completely on the economy, yet one GOP candidate managed to usher in social issues to the discussion through an economic platform. Rick Santorum pointed out near the end of the debate that economic strength starts with a two parent household, saying poverty rates skyrocket in single parent homes. Santorum is absolutely correct.

            The poverty rate for all children in married-couple families is 8.2 percent. By contrast, the poverty rate for all children in single-parent families is four times higher at 35.2 percent.

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