Modern conservatism rests in part on the foundation that you can make the working class overlook their economic interests by appealing to allegedly shared cultural values. Marriage, supposedly, is one of those values.
But not anymore.
Note to conservatives: economic values equal cultural values. Take some of the money out of your own pockets, and put people to work. If you did that, there would be no need for a federal stimulus package. Government grows in part because of the vacuum that your appetite for power creates. Makes you wonder--or, at least, it makes me wonder--which party really needs big government more: Democrats, who want to help the less fortunate, or Republicans, who want to help themselves and need big government so that they can distract the unfortunate and get them to turn against themselves.