Rick Santorum: Single mothers are 'breeding more criminals' "Most people agree a continuation of the current [welfare] system will be the ruination of this country," Santorum told a town meeting in Clairton, Pa., in February 1994, according to transcripts of the appearance obtained by Mother Jones. "We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms." [...] [...] One month later, at an appearance in Erie, Pa., Santorum framed welfare reform as a public safety issue. "What we have is moms raising children in single-parent households simply breeding more criminals," he said. Daily Kos: Rick Santorum: Single mothers are 'breeding more*criminals' Extreme radical conservative The nerve of someone who married a "Ho."