Comments for: Unhitching the middle class

Posted Dec. 18, 2012, at 12:32 p.m.

As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they’re missing the elephant and the donkey in the room. The middle class needs not just tax breaks and jobs but also marriage. This is the finding of a new University of Virginia and Institute for American Values report, …

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  • Yawningattrolls

    My question is why would anyone bother to get married? Marriage is simply a vestige of feudalistic societies in which one is “owned” by another in the name of providing legitimacy of their offspring, DNA testing can provide that legitimacy in a modern society.

    • Anonymous

      You left out love, professor. Get your nose out of that book and use it to stop and smell the roses.

      • Yawningattrolls

        Marriage isn’t necessary to “love” someone. Get over it. But it does create more distribution of wealth due to the “marriage tax” built into the tax tables……

        • Anonymous

          …or keep reading until it all makes sense. I wish you the best of luck.

  • Anonymous

    Can I take this to mean that the University of Virginia, the “Institute for American Values”, Kathleen Parker and the “five family scholars” also support gay marriage? Or just the kind that encourages nice straight couples to breed more children. Perhaps even a quiver full of them.

    I do have doubts about this, you see. Mostly related to the fact that any time I see the word “Family” in a title and it’s in relation to any kind or moral issues, they tend to be highly tilted viewpoints informed by how they read a certain book that goes back some 3500 years. They tend to believe it very important that everybody else see and do things exactly the way they think this book means, and will use every trick to make sure that happens.

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