I think maybe, instead of giving people a lump sum of cash to do whatever they like with, there could be some kind of voucher system which would only allow people to buy essentials, and then a very small cash allowance for the things that they couldn't get a voucher for. If people want luxuries in life, they can get a job. Benefit money shouldn't be spent on alcohol and Ipods, etc.
I think they should stop giving money to teenagers who have babies - I don't see why we should pay for them to have a child. if they can't afford to have one, then they shouldn't have one. I honestly don't see why they can't work either? My mum always worked - even when my dad was was away with the navy.
And whose to say the mother will spend the money on other things? If they want a baby, then they should pay or it like everyone else has to.
How much does a glass of tap water cost?