Parents are at fault & responsible for conceiving children into poverty. They did not ask society or government for permission whether they can have children without resources or self reliance to provide for the child. There are octomoms & dads in the world who rely on their siblings, parents, or government to provide everything for them & their children so they can live the high life through the charity provided indulging upon vanity while its available. Many octomoms/dads in third worlds receive charity from their siblings, parents, or uncles & aunts for education or nourishment, but rather than use it for what it is intended for it is used glamor & envy. While those abroad sacrifices, they have their handout without any effort to provide for themselves.
1 is all that should be permissible if not 0.
Spaying, Neutering, & Castrations are needed not just abortions (last line of defense in pregnancies), abstinence, & celibacy. Among indigenous tribal culture motherly infanticide are carried out of illegitimacy, disfigured/deformed, & genetically/mentally deficient newborns to strengthen & beautify the genetic make up of their tribal society. Plus the added bonus of protecting the environment from human civilization encroachment, development, & waste. This is not far from the concept of Eugenics/Euthanasia. The less vehicles, less man made waste, less farm lands & land development, more room for wild life, saving the forest, wilderness, & Jungles. This would spare the world from population overload. (Nat Geo: Explorer: pyramids of fire, Last days of the maya, Easter Island, Aftermath: population overload, Al Jahseer: Benin Infanticide). World population used to be just 1 billion a century ago, which would please environmentalist & progressives alike if it becomes reality.
Welfare doesn't eliminate poverty but sustains & increase it on the backs of working Business, Consumers, blue & white collar people. It has gone far beyond keeping them from starving, it's never enough for them & want even more. Since When was Leisure's, Luxuries, accessories, electricity, flat screen TV, entertainment, & modern medicine personal transportation was a necessity for survival. Did nature provide all this or did individuals who invested their minds, wealth, & time, created & provided all this. Did these necessities of indulgence existed before the Conquest of the New World, WWI, or WWII. Instead of helping people to be self reliance, people are spoiled into dependency corrupting them to become zombies for handouts adding to the high cost of living. Are they thankful to the rich & middle class who provides for them?, rather arrogantly complains for more. Where's the gratitude? Those they call greedy are more reflective of themselves.
Some or half of those with principles will seek welfare, not because they want to, but it is legally binding & available, empowered not to be ashamed because everybody is on it.
Welfare recipients wouldn't want to pay taxes, but who does?, not even the incumbent, some appointees, & cronies like GE would like to, and why they would gladly take any deduction they can get. Others work for cash to avoid taxes. reduced benefits. They wan't to get rich but not the way steve jobs or talented, resourceful, skillful, creative, & bright individuals does it.
Hey, If you qualify why not? It's not like its your personal savings your dipping in to, & way better than living with dignity like freegans or bushmen.
Compare Singapore to Haiti. Haiti has been independent for nearly 2 century while Singapore has only been independent for 1/2 a century. Singapore was devastated into oblivion during World War II & Rose above it's Ashes like a phoenix to climb into prosperity, how much foreign aid did they receive compare to Haiti.