For every kid "saved" by these programs, about 9 are destroyed by it. They may all have food, clothes, medical care, etc., but the are morally and intellectually starved, naked, and sick. I have watched my own family members destroyed by dependency. I am raising two of the many children of a niece whose only concern in having her children taken was the reduction in her "income." Her kids are all in poor shape, despite "free" medical care, because she can't be bothered to take them to a doc or dentist. She can't be bothered feeding them properly. But that check each month sure has ensured she is dressed "properly" for her "home business," which is prostitution and dope selling.