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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 11:52 PM
Response to Reply #73
75. Seven children is a lot to support.
Edited on Sat Jul-21-07 11:53 PM by lwfern
It doesn't matter whether you are divorced, unmarried, or all living together. If you have employment problems, 7 children will put you in the hole no matter what. I guess not being married doesn't give you a pass on that financial burden.

I imagine it's also hard for the other mothers. Trying to raise 3 kids on welfare must be a nightmare, even with $50 a week per child (sometimes not paid) added in. Doesn't sound like the system is "fair" to her, either. Not sure if you've looked at it from her perspective or not.

I know that when my ex decided not to work, his pay was figured at $20/week, that was all he paid for years. I'm glad to hear the rates have gone up some, because I really felt like that was an insult.

That's not to say I think it's easy for the dad here, either. I'm sure it's not. Like I said, seven kids would put a great many people into bankruptcy in this economy, regardless of who the kids were living with.
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