I know my post was long so I'm assuming most people did not read it, but I would really like to know if anyone else knows, how she paid for the fertility treatment? No one who is on government support can afford this stuff, its REALLY pricey. As in, depending on how many ties it takes or what treatments you need, you could buy a HOUSE with the amount it costs.
Also, I know it seems unlikely that this particular woman had more kids for the sole reason of earning herself more government money, but there are plenty of other cases where that is exactly what happened. I have a close friend, who is an African American woman, who grew up in the ghetto in Atlanta. Almost every girl in her class was on the 'have a kid as early as you can to get on the gov payout' plan. No joke, this isn't some imaginary thing that right winger made up. This shit DOES happen and its a real problem.
It's an immediate problem because of the financial burden it puts on the tax payer yes, but that isn't the only reason its bad. Those girls will NEVER amount to anything. I've had some rough periods in my life, lived in the ghetto for a while, and I've seen firsthand the kids being trained to live on their EBT cards ( food stamps ). Kids that were 3-4 years old knew that card was their meal ticket, literally. By the time they are 8-10 they know how to scam them too, how to buy things that aren't allowed, or how to sell the value on the card for cash they can spend on stuff other then food. They are indoctrinated from birth that life consists of getting ignored till your 18, then have as many babies as you can and apply for as much assistance as you can so you can sit back and ignore your kids and actually enjoy yourself. The entire culture in those communities is 'get what you can get and Fuck who it hurts, just GET YOURS, cuz if you want it, you need it'. The whole system is self defeating and it just consumes human lives. What is supposed to be a benevolent program is currently anything but.
So leaving kids in these homes does them no good. Please don't twist what I'm saying and start talking about obtrusive government action taking kids out of loving homes....thats a buncha bullshit. Parents who do what Ocotmom did don't know what the word love means. It might or might not be their fault but they are incapable of being the caregiver a child needs and their kids are going to be just as dysfunctional as she is.