Daniel Moynihan said, after LBJ signed the War on Poverty into law and welfare mothers became a reality, that this would spell the end for the black family. He was right, to a point. It has spelled the end of any chance children born to a welfare mother have of being properly parented. I taught for 35 years in a district where grandmothers and aunties did their best to raise the babies born to teenage mothers. By the time these babies reached their teen years, there was often a lot of resentment in them and they had been socially promoted without the basic skills to succeed in high school. Lose-lose, but we're still paying for welfare mothers.