Lee: Combat Poverty by Celebrating Marriage

Sen. Mike Lee outlines a new “conservative anti-poverty agenda,” arguing that the problem of poverty in America is directly linked to the breakdown of the family.

Reports The Daily Caller:

[Lee] made the comments during an anti-poverty forum organized by a conservative think tank on Wednesday and attended by a number of Republican politicians, including Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

In his his “Bring Them In” speech, Lee said: “To say that children tend to do best when raised by their married mom and dad is not a political opinion – it is a demonstrable fact. Saying so does not demean or degrade other family structures.”

He cited a study indicating taxpayers spend more than $100 billion a year because of family fragmentation.