Octo-Mom on Welfare: Is Anyone Surprised?


With 14 children and nary a reality show camera in sight, it looks Nadya Suleman, the infamous Octo-Mom, is going to be eating government cheese.

Yes, it looks like she will be receiving welfare.

The reality show idea fell apart and she can't find a publisher willing to take her book. Also, people are bored of her. It looks like she will get her money elsewhere: from our tax dollars.

A "source" tells RadarOnline:

"Nadya will never come out publicly and say she's going on welfare but everyone close to her and familiar with her situation knows that it's going to happen very, very soon. She needs the money. She has no choice at this point. And she's been on public assistance before."


I have defended Suleman in the past. It was her choice to have those kids and even if we think it was a dumb choice, she is allowed to make the decisions for her own body. But enough is enough. My tax dollars should not enable her pathetic decision-making skills.

Public assistance is a great tool to help people get on their feet and these children need to eat. Why make them pay for their mother's bad choices?

On the other hand, as a country, we can't subsidize people's bad choices. We all lose jobs and end up in situations that are beyond our control. I get that. But this is not the case here.

Suleman went to the doctor and she knowingly implanted the embryos. She is entirely at fault and clearly has mental issues that make me question her ability to parent effectively. Yes, those babies need to eat, but they also need supervision and love, which means they need nannies. After all, even if she were not nutso, she's a single mom and there are 14 of them. Do the math.

Babies have needs and our responsibilities as parents go beyond just love and general care (neither of which she probably has time for anyway). We also need to be able to afford them. Obviously we all have rough times and welfare might be a necessary reality, but to go out and make 14 babies when you can scarcely afford one is just a flagrant misuse of the system.

Do those babies deserve food? Yes. But they also deserve a better mother.

Do you think Octo-Mom should get welfare?

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showm... showmeborn

I am horrified. Last year my s/o lost his main job, our main source of income, we discussed going on public assistance and decided not to when his part time job gave him a full time position. We are living paycheck to paycheck and are still trying to make it with out assistance.

She got pregnant by choice, not because the birthcontrol failed. She is a single mom and it is my understanging that she was single when she underwent the implantation of the embryos. So, she is a single mom by choice. So basically, she is in her situation of her own choosing. So, she needs to do what my family has done, go out find a job and hope she can support her family.

Nellyo Nellyo

She owes her country some civil service if we are going to pay to feed 14 little mouths. 

squish squish

This is when you just have to say where is that stupid man? and that stupid doctor? THEY are just as responsible as she is. They enabled the crazy.

sstepph sstepph

I think if she *really truley* needs it, then yes, But she chose to have those children so she should have known better and get a job to support her kids. I understand if she lost her job or something like that, but she chose.

nonmember avatar Whoever

I'm no fan of welfare, but I feel she deserves it no less than any other mother of a houseful of kids - and we all know there are many, but it's not PC to talk about that because of their demographics. I'm not really sure why it's PC to hate on this woman and her kids all the time. She made a poor choice, and so do thousands of other women every day. She probably could have supported the kids herself (a la Jon n Kate, Duggars, etc.) if there hadn't been a hate campaign against her from day one.

Let's just pray that these kids grow up healthy so they can all go to school someday and Ms. Suleman can get a job. The last time I saw their pic, they were remarkably healthy and I was really impressed.

Chris Vezina

Ya know. This is ridiculous. I was fired from my job because I was pregnant. Our bills are 500 dollars more than my husband makes. We have a 4 year old and a miracle coming any time. I swallowed my pride, went to get help from the stupid government, and guess what. Apparently we should be living like kings because my hubby makes enough for a family of 5. I can't get help. Screw her, take the kids away and let her rot in the gutter where she belongs.

nonmember avatar nonmember

Whoever - You are so right. Totally not okay to talk about the tens of thousands of single moms to many children by choice - you have a choice - have sex or not! It's really that simple. If you can't afford a child you should not tempt fate and then expect the rest of society to pay for it - literally! If we are going to talk about this Suleman woman than let's talk about all the others as well - it's not okay!! It is a drain on society to be sure. I have absolutely zero sympathy for a single mother by choice who can't afford to care for herself and her family of her own means. It is not our job to support others' poor judgment. I know a handful of women who are single mothers due to tragic circumstances - like unexpected death -, some who also have children with disabilities - and they are put through you know what to get help for their family b/c the resources are so spread out over the nation full of single mothers by choice with no intention of ever owning up and financially supporting their kids on their own.

irock... irocksocks

Yes,if she needs it, why not? So what if its your tax dollars; she & her kids need to eat. It doesn't matter weather she decided to get pregnant or not, she needs help. You can't pick and choose who gets government assistance, from people who put themselves purposely in the positions, and those who are there unwillingly. As an American citizen, we are supposed to help all of the people in our country who need help.

Carey... Carey2006

Not really and it's no surprise to me...I think her babies daddy and her DOCTOR should have to foot the bill!!!!!!!!!!

RanaA... RanaAurora

I'm just waiting for her to lose custody.

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