This expensive national problem is caused by marriage absence and by women having babies without getting married. Charles Murray explained more than 20 years ago. He said, "Illegitimacy is the single most important social problem of our time ... because it drives everything else," imposing gigantic costs on the taxpayers. Last year, 41% of babies born in the U.S. were illegitimate, growing up without their own fathers. When the mother of these children has no husband to support her and her babies, she looks to Big Brother Government. You and I then pay the bills for what is labeled welfare. Welfare spending is a failure; it doesn't advance us toward any constructive goal, such as helping recipients to get on their feet economically. It merely increases dependence on government and votes for leftwing politicians. We don't want to be a nation of people who are dependent on government handouts.
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