Only family economics, Rick Santorum gets it only partially right – The Washington Post

Only family economics, Rick Santorum gets it only partially right – The Washington Post.

E.J. Dionne Jr.
Opinion Writer

Only family economics, Rick Santorum gets it only partially right

Lost in the hubbub over Herman Cain’s love affair with the number nine during last week’s Republican debatewere some compelling observations by Rick Santorum about “the breakdown of the American family” and its relationship to poverty. His comments deserved more attention than a wacky tax plan or Newt Gingrich’s proposal to jail two Democraticfoes.“You want to look at the poverty rate among families that have . . . a husband and wife working in them?” Santorum asked. “It’s 5 percent today. A family that’s headed by one person? It’s 30 percent today. We need to do something.”

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