This just keeps getting more ridiculous:
So let me get this straight - She was on food stamps and THREE of her SIX children were already so disabled that they get SSI payments, and she thought it would be a good idea to spend tens of thousands of dollars on fertility treatments for MORE kids?Nadya Suleman, the mother of the octuplets born last month, gets $490 a month in food stamps, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday evening. Three of her first children also get federal supplemental security income because they are disabled, the Times reported.
Suleman's publicist, Michael Furtney, confirmed the information.
Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot we live in a world where we can unilaterally define things to mean what we want them to mean.During an interview with Ann Curry on the TODAY show, Suleman denied being on welfare. Suleman told NBC News correspondent Ann Curry in an interview that she was not receiving welfare. Furtney said Suleman didn't consider the food stamps and SSI to be welfare.
"In Nadya's view, the money that she gets from the food stamp program ... and the resources disabilities payments she gets for her three children are not welfare," he said. "They are part of programs designed to help people with need, and she does not see that as welfare."
During the interview with Curry, Suleman said, "I'm not receiving help from the government. I'm not trying to expect anything from anybody. [I] just wanted to do it on my own.That's just fantastic. So, in addition to the $1.5 - $3 million that the public will be paying for these kids to be born, we're also on the hook for food stamps and SSI for the original three. And given that half of the first six were disabled, what do you think the odds are that a bunch of the next eight are as well?NBC chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman has estimated the cost of delivering the infants and caring for them until they are healthy enough to leave the hospital at $1.5 million to $3 million.
At this point, I truly am praying that she gets corporate sponsorships, because the rest of us should not be paying for this ****.