Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dear elected officlals of all stripes, Leave It To Beaver has been in reruns for 52 years

Mom gets top billing.  (Click on the video and see for yourself.)

It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either.  (Pew Research Center, 12/30/2015)
Misremembering the past.  But even then, what some people hold up as the quintessential “traditional” family type was far from universal: In 1960, just half of children were living in this type of arrangement. By 1980, the share had dropped to 26%. It continued to decline until the 1990s, and has since remained fairly stable, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

When our elected officials use the phrase "hardworking American families" -- and these three words are routinely bandied about -- let's ask them for a description of exactly who they are talking about.

Leave It To Beaver

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