Octo-Mom on Welfare: Is Anyone Surprised?

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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."

Seriously?

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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