Octomom Back on Welfare

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Octomom Back on Welfare
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 9:04am

Nadya “Octomom” Suleman confirmed to The Huffington Post that despite her best intentions, she is back on government assistance. But she hopes to be off it again soon.

After going on welfare in March 2012, Nadya got off five months ago because she earned money from various appearances and her infamous masturbation video.

“My choice to go back on assistance is only a temporary one," she said. "At this time my family needs the medical, dental and food assistance because it is so expensive."


How do you feel about this? Do you think the assistance will be temporary this time?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 10:35am

Isn't welfare/public assistance supposed to be just temporary? It's no surprise she's on assistance (again) but she and the system are obviously failures in creating a plan/steps to get her on her feet, Quick monetary rewards like posing nudes and tv interviews don't cut it, She needs to get a job doing something steady and social services should be on top of that as should they be making sure those kids are safe and cared for too.  This is a failure of the system and an example of somebody that certainly knows how to play it! 



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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 12:47pm

What kind of job is a person going to get that will pay for childcare for fourteen children, some with special needs?  She'd probably have to pay ten thousand a month just in daycare costs.  Do you have any idea what kind of "steady job" she could get that would pay for her housing, medical costs, childcare, etc?  I mean, she would have to pull in about $250K a year at least.   She doesn't appear to have any kind of special training or talents besides breeding litters of children.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 9:52pm

Isn't this exactly the kind of situation that welfare was designed for?  Why would anyone have a problem helping out a single mother, trying to "make it on her own" with little mouths to feed?  I'm surprised donations from liberals aren't just flooding in.