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Bobby Jindal on Families & Children

Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)


Family values reduce poverty; war on poverty doesn't

Morals and values affect everything in people's lives. Some Republicans believe we'll get more votes by focusing on free-market economics and ignoring all that "divisive" talk about values and morality. The trouble is that if we ignore more fundamental issues of right and wrong, we will fail.

Studies consistently show children in broken homes are four times more likely to live in poverty. The poverty rate for children of married couples is 8.2%, compared to 35.2%--four times higher--for children of single parents. While recognizing the heroic work done by single moms across the country, we cannot ignore the evidence that families matter, that children of two-parent households tend to do better, and that the family unit is the foundation of society.

We have spent trillions of dollars to fight poverty with meager results. Why? Because simply throwing money at the problem will not fix it. Poverty, like so many other economic problems, is not simply about money. It's about values that work.

Source: Leadership and Crisis, by Bobby Jindal, p.267 Nov 15, 2010

Increase scrutiny & penalties for school child abuse

Next session we will build on our work to protect our children from those predators that prey on them. If I am known for one thing when I leave office I want it to be this....that we made Louisiana the safest place in America to raise children.

We will increase penalties for school employees who abuse or neglect special education students--including our deaf and blind students. We must take extra initiative to protect our children--especially when they are entrusted to the care of education professionals when their parents send them to school.

I will support legislation to increase penalties and background checks to make sure predators stay away from our kids--especially in our schools.

Next session, we will also work to take the next step in our involuntary civil commitment pilot program legislation passed last session. We will also work to impose additional penalties when sex offenders fail to submit to electronic monitoring as required by law.

Source: 2009 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2009

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