I think so. Nowadays people have children as a means of income. These are usually not the brightest people around, in fact they're pond life in my opinion but they tend to squeeze out lots of kids and then they get supported with welfare. They teach the children that is a good idea so they do the same so the problem grows. You then get a large family of kids that are not supported or educated properly and they then multiply when they're old enough to breed.
This never used to happen, people used to have to support their children and if they couldn't do it, they wouldn't have them, or at least wouldn't be able to have as many. If they couldn't feed them, the children would die.
It also seems to be cool to be stupid now. I have read plenty of profiles etc where there are sections to list your favourite author and often they tend to be filled with answers like 'whats one of them lol'. These people show pride in not reading, rather than embarrassment.
I heard about someone local to me who gets welfare payments the other day, he has been offered a free course in something or other. It's probably forklift driving or something that would help him get a job.
He's so opposed to learning so he can better himself, he's quitting welfare. He will doubtless go back on the following week once the free course offer is not available any more.
This is a free course, if it were me and I could get a qualification in something for nothing, then I'd definitely do it, even if I wouldn't use it immediately, just so I had it under my belt.
These are the sort of people that we support with our taxes and they are just breeding as they have all the money that they want. In fact they get encouraged to create more stupidity by being financially rewarded. I believe in supporting people that need it, but I don't support creating bludgers who just breed more and more stupid people who also hold out their hands and create more and more.