By Rita Henley Jensen
WEnews editor in chief
Wednesday, May 17, 2000
Robert Rector, thinker from the right-wing Heritage Foundation who claims responsibility for the 1996 welfare reform, says that one of his goals was to encourage women to marry. Women have not rushed to the altar in the ensuing four years, so now he has some other suggestions, including a $2,000 bonus for "high risk" young women--those who grew up poor or in thewrong neighborhoods--who marry and have a child, in that order.
Earth to Bob--it's not about the money. Try promoting a cash bonus for marriageable men without previous restraining orders or arrests for violent crimes if they:
Of course, Bob, we would all have to worry about dishwashing fraud, but it might be worth the risk.