Originally Posted by TJJEEP
Sure, and it's only going to get worse. Responsible people who work for a living plan their families and only have so many children because of costs. When you are on government assistance and do not pay for things like child birth, food for your kids, and health care for your kids you have more kids and they become voters who vote for more social programs. Hell, an extra kid is an extra paycheck on government assistance. At that point, why not have 5 kids? My wife and I can probably only afford two kids. We just can't afford more.
And a generation ago my parents could afford to have 4 kids. A generation before that my grandparent had 9 kids.