An unemployed benefits claimant whose five children were all taken into care has vowed to continue having babies until she is granted a council house. Lavine Samma, 27, is now pregnant with her sixth child and fully expects the baby to be taken from her by social services at birth, just like the last three infants.
Why does she keep having babies? She wants a better government-provided housing than the apartment the government is currently providing her. Really. Oh, and the British government has not responded by cutting off her welfare checks.
It would really help make Western societies sustainable (which they are not currently) if their elites admitted that the welfare state encourages destructive behaviors that compound over generations. Welfare payments should be treated as a contract where the recipients take on obligations to the rest of society. Among those obligations: no irresponsible reproduction. Have lots of kids? Lose your benefits. Get pregnant while a drug user or regular alcohol drinker? The payments and subsidies should end pronto.
It used to be that the smarter, more productive, prudent, and affluent made more babies. Now the welfare state has turned around the selective pressures. This does not bode well for our future.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2010 November 24 11:14 PM Civilizations Decay|