It costs you, the taxpayer, as high as $280 billion a year for fragmented families, according to the Family Research Council,” Scott told the crowd, citing a study from the D.C.-based Christian political association from May 2009. If we would correct the breakdown of the family by 1 percent, we could save the taxpayer $3 billion a year. An easy fix and a better fix long term for our children… When the family is healthy, the community benefits. When the family is hurting, society will pay the cost one way or another. We can fix this economic downturn very easily by fixing some hearts.
—Tamara Scott, Iowa’s state director for Concerned Women for America, speaking yesterday at NOM’s pit stop in Des Moines [via]