Polygamy could solve poverty, reader suggests
01/17/2014 7:10 AM
01/15/2014 3:55 PM
The Jan. 12 Forum section had three articles on income inequality and its effect on single women and their children: “Shriver crusades for women,” “What really works to close the income gap” and the editorial “To fight poverty, we need new energy and new ideas.” All three articles were essentially looking to the government for solutions. It’s time for a more creative solution. Now that we have legalized gay marriage, why not remove all marriage restrictions? Let’s sanction polygamy based on income levels: The more income or wealth you have, the more wives or husbands you are allowed. This will reduce the divorce rate, the problem of single mothers and certainly and the income gap posed by the top earners.
-- Brian Smyth, Gold River
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.