This gal who had the eight babies is one of the smartest people in town. She is!
As you have read or heard, she now has fourteen kids.† And no hubby.† Smart! As you know, these kids did not come by surprise.† She talked a doctor into planting the embryos in her.† All fourteen, if Iím not mistaken.
She is smart because she has engineered an immense family that taxpayers and the charity-minded will pay for.
Right off the bat the California taxpayers will shell out close to $1.5 million.† This will be through the stateís Medicaid program. Of course, taxpayers across the country pay some of the Medicaid.† This is what the bill will be if the babies develop properly and are healthy enough to leave the hospital in reasonable time.† If they are not, taxpayers will pay more of course.
Then, of course, taxpayers will pay big time to raise these babies.† After all, this is a single mom.† She says she will get a job.† Somehow I cannot see her earning enough to keep them off welfare.† And maybe you can picture her dropping† fourteen kids off at daycare on her way to work.† I cannot.
The momís other kids already collect money from taxpayers.† One is autistic.† Two have some other sort of disability. I guess mom might have thought that since three out of six brought in lots of assistance, another eight might bring in a lot more.† Donít call me cruel for suggesting this. A woman who does this sort of thing is either crazy or brilliant.† I think she is brilliant.
The woman has already collected over $165,000 over the years for a back injury she got working at a mental hospital.† She apparently spent some of that money for the embryo implanting.† Pregnancies are probably good for the back. And it is possible her insurance company may have had to pay some.
She says she plans to go back to college.† She will use her student loans to help support her brood.† And she will rely on the schoolís daycare center to help care for them.
Did I mention she was already collecting food stamps?†
I wonder whether the welfare agencies maybe should create an office just for this woman and her kids.† After all, experts reckon it will cost her over $2 million to raise these kids.† To raise them until they are old enough to qualify for handouts on their own.† It may cost her $3 million to raise them.
Let us calculate here.† Let us divide the $3 million by 15 years of her working. (We have to wait until she graduates to get a job.)† It comes out to $200,000 per year.† Yes, she will need only $200,000 per year to raise them.
Now this mom is brilliant.† She will probably get a job as a politician where she can steal this much.† Yes, that was sarcasm.†
Being brilliant, she will find this money within governmentís fat purse.† She knows there is always more where the last lot of money came from.
And she will no doubt rake in big bucks from being a celebrity.† She has already lined up lawyers and agents and the like.† They will help her sell books and interviews and maybe some speaking engagements.† They will help her cash in on being a celebrity.
As the years roll along she will also hit the jackpot with her kids being celebrities.† You can take that to the bank.† She will.
And she will collect bucks from charitable people who feel sorry for her and send her money.
She is utterly brilliant.
Now, it is possible you feel there is nothing wrong with what she has done.† You may feel that since the programs are there she may as well take full advantage of them.† And who are we to begrudge her a few toddlers?
If you feel that way, how would you feel if next year 10,000 single moms did the same thing?† And every year 10,000 women did the same?† Would that upset you?
If it is all right for her to do it, why not lots of women?
Meanwhile, she wins the prize for outsmarting the rest of us.† She has done more than milk the system.† She has milked it, frisked it, stripped it, screwed it, overwhelmed it, laughed at it, embarrassed it, ripped it off, made a giant fool of it.† And she has flipped the bird at all of us who pay for it.
She should change her last name to America.† After all, her family is now ours.† Congratulations. And keep up your support payments.
From Tom ... as in Morgan.††††††††††††††††††
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