Most politicians portray themselves as "pro-family," but none do it more vigorously than conservative Republicans. This might seem ironic, as it is the most loudly pro-family who try to block increases to the minimum wage, cut Head Start childcare and school lunch programs, slash welfare payments for parents and health care for children, oppose any kind of family leave (even unpaid), and generally make life less livable for children and families.
But it is not just hypocrisy, and it's worth decoding. What "pro-family" really means is families instead of government: Cut government, and put the work on families. And by "families" they mean women, and women's unpaid labor.p. 34