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Diatribe: Octomom Is Back On The Dole.

01/08/2013

SulemanOnWelfareI know people who, by no fault of their own, find themselves on government assistance.  These are the people for whom these programs were created.  A death in the family, an injury or extreme medical condition, loss of a job or the need to care for loved ones are just a few reasons that people find themselves on welfare.

There are others, unfortunately, who I believe abuse the system.  Government assistance is intended to provide short-term financial relieve to struggling citizens and their families.  It is not supposed to be a source of income.  While accepting these funds, recipients should be working damned hard to get back on their feet so that the money can help someone else.

Nadya “Octomom” Suleman has confirmed to the press that she is back on government assistance.  Apparently the single mother of fourteen, who recently completed a stint in rehab, again thinks this will be a temporary situation.

“Going through recovery was an important step for me to take.  Although it set me back financially a little bit, it was worth it.  My choice to go back on assistance is only a temporary one.  At this time my family needs the medical, dental and food assistance because it is so expensive.” – Nadya Suleman

Suleman, who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009, has been on welfare before.  In March of 2012 she began receiving government assistance to support her brood but the payments ended when she was able to earn money from various appearances and her infamous masturbation video.

The circumstances of Suleman’s high order multiple birth have led to much controversy in the field of assisted reproductive technology.  She already had six other young children, was unemployed and on public assistance programs when the octuplets were born.  Many expressed concern that her decision for more children as a single mother, and her doctor’s participation, would burden taxpayers via public support and it turns out that they were right.

Apparently, all the money that she earned from various appearances, from selling the rights to photographs of the babies and from selling her story is gone.  Suleman will reportedly receive $1,800 per month to spend on food plus another $1,000 for emergency cash.

The octuplets will be four years old on January 26th.  And now we’re all helping to care for them.

UPDATE 01/21/13: Octomom To Strip Again In Florida.

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7 Comments
  1. This woman can ride the sperm train to ChildTown fourteen-effing-times and yet in many places around the world a loving committed gay couple cannot adopt a child.

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  2. my mind still boggles. what was that dr thinking?

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  3. This was a disaster waiting to happen right from the start!

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    • I agree. While her fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava, lost his medical license due to “gross negligence” with “repeated negligent acts, for an excessive number of embryo transfers” resulting in Suleman’s high-multiple birth, I think he should be held accountable financially as well.

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      • That sounds like a great idea! Let the dumb doctor who allowed all this to happen take financial responsibility at least in part.

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  4. I feel sorry for 14 kids to have to be supervised by someone who obviously did not have the ability to understand the ramifications of what she was about to do.The sad truth is someone from social services will likely have to intervene and break up the family at some point. It is hard enough to raise two children as a single mom. Thanks for sharing, BTG

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