In My Opinion
Mother of 15 Demands State Support Her Family
“Somebody needs to pay for all my children”. Somebody needs to be held accountable for all these kids” . You'd think this should be their parents. But that is not the case with a Tampa Woman who is a mother to 15 children, 12 who live with her in a small hotel room. She thinks that people need to pay her rent, clothe her children, and feed them. She is so enraged that no one is taking care of her children that she feels that someone needs to pay for her suffrage. You can watch her story here
She is, in fact, just one example in a sea of many people who feel they are entitled to necessary provisions like rent, utilities, clothes, food, and cell phones. She is a prime example of someone working the system, not only is she working the system but I am sure she hasn’t worked to contribute to the system that she draws from. She is not using the system for what it is intended, as a starting point, she is instead using it to have more children and have someone else provide for them. She is “entitled” and it is our fault as a country for allowing this to happen. We have allowed people to think this is not only “okay”, but also a right to have someone take care of your children. We are not teaching people to fish, we are teaching people to steal.
We have a room full of children who are dependent upon the kindness of strangers because their parents believe it is someone else’s responsibility to take care of them. Just because you’re an American doesn’t mean you deserve to be taken care of. America used to be the land of opportunity and we have turned it into the land of the opportunist. We have people that have children to increase their “salary”. We have people that have children to become famous. We need to teach people to have children if they can support them. We need to force people to be responsible, instead of making it so easy and commonplace to take advantage of the assistance of the public. There is nothing that enrages me more than people who are ungrateful, and feel like the world owes them something.
The answer to this problem is more complex. The first resolution in this situation is to place the children in a better environment. The mother can have them back when she has a job to support them and can show the state that she is indeed fit to take care of them, being a parent isn’t a right, it is a responsibility. The next resolution is to develop a system that doesn’t reinforce bad behavior. I believe if the government supplemented income for people who were trying to work, we would have a more motivated group of citizens. That way both parties would win. It would motivate people to get jobs and contribute. They would feel better about themselves and be in a position to provide for their own families.
I know most of the people on public assistance are on it for the right reason, but lets develop a system that helps people get back on their feet instead of what we currently have in place. How about we loan people money, or allow them to use what they have contributed to the system and then cut them off? There has to be an end point to people who are not actively engaging in the process of ending their public assistance. This taxpayer would gladly support people who are in school, working with a career counselor, or trying every day to find a job over someone who is waiting for the world to pay for their self inflicted troubles. The end of entitlement needs to come quickly because the wave of people becoming more entitled is increasing. If you give everyone everything, what motivates them to go out and get it themselves? NOTHING.