A modest proposal from WSJ contributor Abby W. Schachter to Michelle Obama:
…W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Institute for American Values, notes that “the Obamas have gone the distance in their marriage, and they could encourage more of their fellow citizens to follow in their footsteps for the sake of kids across this great country of ours. The president could also support efforts to make federal welfare and tax policy more marriage-friendly.”
In 2008, President Obama sounded a similar note during a speech on Father’s Day, advocating for changing the tax code to support married couples.
Remember the composite female voter named Julia? She starred in “The Life of Julia,” an online storytelling tool that seemed to be one of the 2012 Obama campaign’s more effective weapons. As we learned by following the tale, Julia was helped along throughout her life by an array of government programs and handouts. Julia did have a child, but what Julia didn’t have was a husband.
And see our newly-released State of Our Unions in which a team of family scholars proposed a president’s marriage agenda for the forgotten sixty percent.