Clearly stated premise:
The dissolution of the core family unit and the associated break-down of social trust is a fundamental contributor to crime.Please speak up if you disagree.
The average American school gets about $20,000.00 per year per-child.
Conservatives have been pressing for a while now to get that per-child funding converted to a voucher, ostensibly to fund private (often religious) charter schools. They (post-hoc) rationalize this as a "free-market solution".
This seems problematic on its face for a number of reasons, separation of church and state for one, but more significantly because these private schools are not required to have the same oversight as public schools and are not required to make the same accommodations for students with special needs.
However, imagine for a moment that instead of handing these vouchers to private for-profit institutions, the parents had the option to CASH IT IN THEMSELVES.
Imagine how many mothers and fathers could stop working long hours to make ends-meet and could instead spend more time with their kids.
Financial stress is a major contributing factor for divorce and marital strife which both have demonstrable negative, often life-long effects on children (contributing to anti-social behavior, depression, suicide and criminality behavior).
If everyone had the option to get a supplemental income of $60,000.00 per year to home-school their 3 children, don't you think they'd jump at the chance?
It wouldn't affect inflation because it's not NEW money, it's just the same money that's already being spent, it would just be going to different people (trickle-up economics).
Welfare, for people with children anyway, could practically disappear overnight.
Imagine the former public school teachers working as private tutors with (for example) six students and making $120,000.00 a year.
(1) Do you think this proposal (Fix-US) would generate more or fewer criminals?
(2) Do you think this proposal (Fix-US) would generate more or fewer school-shootings?
(3) Do you think this proposal (Fix-US) would generate more or fewer cases of child abuse/neglect?
Your scathing critique is requested.