In other words, some children deserve a good life, and some don't, depending on the wealth and choices of the parents.<quoted text>
The Welfare System was designed to protect the general welfare of poor families with children. When a parent abuses the system, their behavior has a direct impact on their children's well-being. For example, if the parents uses monies intended to provide for their children's ongoing general welfare to support their substance abuse habit, then that parent's behavior can be viewed as neglect and/or abuse of the general well-being of their child(ren). The best interest of the child(ren) should always be the main priority. The parent's poor judgement is a separate issue that should be addressed on an individual basis. I know many would disagree with me on this.