BILL O’REILLY: One of my, uh, points on the Factor is that poverty is driven by the dissolution of the American family, that is the prime mover, okay. On your watch, median income has dropped seventeen percent among working families in this country. That’s not a good record, it’s not all your fault, part of it was this terrible recession, we all know that. Everybody knows that.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Okay.
BILL O’REILLY: All right. But seventy two percent of babies in African American community are born out of wedlock.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Yeah.
BILL O’REILLY: Why isn’t there a campaign by you and the First Lady to address that problem very explicitly?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Actually, Bill, we address it explicitly all the time. I-I’ll send you at least ten speeches I’ve made since I’ve been President talking about the importance of men taking responsibility for their children. Talking about the importance of, uh, young people, uh, delaying gratification. Talking about the importance of, uh, when it comes to child rearing, paying child support, spending time with your kids, reading with them. So, whether it’s getting publicity or not is a whole different question.
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