There is the part of me that thinks…this woman was raided to non-think, she does not know any better. There is another part of me that says, everyone should know better…this is just too much.
What kind of person, no, I mean what kind of mother goes out and has 16 children from three separate fathers and then thinks that everyone other than her, and her three fathers, should be responsible for all the kids? Those poor children…
She is demanding that the government pay for her and her family, and she’s not requesting because she wants help, she is saying that it is owed to her and how dare the government not be on top of it already.
She wants everything paid for people…everything. We’re talking rent, furniture, clothing, utilities, food, and she said that someone must pay for it all. Well, the state did, as well as others who stepped up to cover her costs. At least for a time.
It doesn’t appear that this woman works and most recently one of the fathers who is father to 10 of the children was arrested after being busted for cocaine.
This is when her entitlement statements came out…
Seems like common sense right?
What are your thoughts on this? She is not the first to think this way and the way our country has been hit during Obama’s reign she is certainly not going to be the last…
The term “welfare queen” became a catchphrase during political dialogue of the 1980s and 1990s. The term came under criticism for its supposed use as a political tool and for its derogatory connotations. Criticism focused on the fact that individuals committing welfare fraud were, in reality, a very small percentage of those legitimately receiving welfare. Use of the term was also seen as an attempt to stereotype recipients in order to undermine public support.
The welfare queen idea became an integral part of a larger discourse on welfare reform, especially during the bipartisan effort to reform the welfare system under Bill Clinton. Anti-welfare advocates ended AFDC in 1996 and overhauled the system with the introduction of TANF. Despite the new system’s time-limits, the welfare queen legacy has endured and continues to shape public perception
Welfare queen” is a term used in the U.S. to refer to women who allegedly misuse or collect excessive welfare payments through fraud, child endangerment, or manipulation. Reporting on welfare fraud began during the early 1960s, appearing in general-interest magazines such as Readers Digest. The term “welfare queen” originates from media reporting in 1974.
Although women in the U.S. could no longer stay on welfare indefinitely after the federal government launched the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in 1996, the term continues to be a trope in the American dialogue on poverty
The idea of welfare fraud goes back to the early-1960s, when the majority of known offenders were male. Despite this, many journalistic exposés were published at the time on those who would come to be known as welfare queens. Readers Digest and Look magazine published sensational stories about mothers gaming the system.
Some of these stories, and some that followed into the 1990s, focused on female welfare recipients engaged in behavior counter-productive to eventual financial independence such as having children out of wedlock, using AFDC money to buy drugs, or showing little desire to work. These women were understood to be social parasites, draining society of valuable resources while engaging in self damaging behavior. Despite these early appearances of the “Welfare Queen” icon, stories about able-bodied men collecting welfare continued to dominate discourse until the 1970s, at which point women became the main focus of welfare fraud stories.
The term was coined in 1974, either by George Bliss of the Chicago Tribune in his articles about Linda Taylor, or by Jet Magazine. Neither publication credits the other in their “Welfare Queen” stories of that year. Taylor was ultimately charged with committing $8,000 in fraud and having four aliases. She was convicted of illegally obtaining 23 welfare checks using two aliases and was sentenced to two to six years in prison. During the same decade, Taylor was additionally investigated for murder, kidnapping, and baby trafficking
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