A big share of the financial burden of raising Nadya Suleman’s 14 children could fall on the shoulders of California’s taxpayers, compounding the public furor in a state already billions of dollars in the red.
Even before the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother gave birth to octuplets last month, she had been caring for her six other children with the help of $490 a month in food stamps, plus Social Security disability payments for three of the youngsters.
“It’s my opinion that a woman’s right to reproduce should be limited to a number which the parents can pay for,” Charles Murray wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Daily News. “Why should my wife and I, as taxpayers, pay child support for 14 Suleman kids?”
Why are we all obligated to support those who cannot support themselves, yet keep making bad decisions?
Answer: for that togetherness feeling that makes us easy to manipulate. If we view every human as important, we get the largest mob behind us.
Unfortunately, that also leads us to become a cancer on ourselves. Nadya Suleman clearly has mental problems and we are the ones who take up the slack.
Of course, we can change that.