Expensive federal matchmaker

The Bush Administration is pushing to spend $300 million to persude welfare recipients to get married.

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This is a great example of

This is a great example of how top-down solutions create their own problems, and become the driving force for the creation of even more interventions.

Welfare is a huge incentive not to get/remain married; the state shall act as provider.

And when it plays out, ta-da! Government to the rescue! We shall now spend money to get people married.