#1 new rule needed:
Once a family is on significant federal public assistance, that family should receive NO ADDITIONAL BENEFITS if they have another child or children while on assistance. It is too much to ask taxpayers to support other people's children and then support ignorant behavior too. If people cannot afford to have children, and can't support the children they have, they shouldn't have other children. If they do, they'll have to juggle expenses and stretch budgets like everyone else does when they have more chidlren.
#2 new rule change needed:
When a mother with children needs to go on public assistance, she will name the father(s) of each of the children. That father, whether he can afford it or not, needs to be held liable and should owe the government every cent that the government spends on the support of their children. They may never be able to pay it back, but they will probably, eventually be able to pay something. Some limits may apply.