“Most of us think of a minority living in a filthy house with five kids running around while an alcoholic dad sleeps it off face down on the couch ... if there’s even a dad at all”
Haha! I’ve for to admit, I’ve pictured that exact scene myself before!
When you couple “five kids” that you get increasing benefits for with five baby daddies that you get maybe some child support from, then you get a formula for generational welfare. There is no incentive to do the hard thing and work to improve skills and find jobs. Of course if every company had to pay a “living wage”, all of this goes away.