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Single mother of 15: Someone’s got to pay!

posted at 4:32 pm on April 23, 2010 by

Today’s entitlement mentality of the day comes courtesy of The Other McCain. If you ever need an example to show to someone of just how entrenched we are into a welfare state, just show them this article. It features an unemployed single mother of a whopping fifteen children, from three different men. One baby-daddy is a crack dealer in prison. She’s upset because she’s homeless, and as she says… someone has to pay!!

The din of Room 168 at the Economy Inn on East Busch Boulevard occasionally drowned out conversation.

Twelve children ranging in age from 6 months to 11 years old spent the past week there, scrambling across the floor, bouncing on beds. Their eyes filled with resignation Wednesday morning; they were hungry and dirty – wearing the same clothes as the day before and the day before that.

Angel Adams, the mom, was asking for help as the children rambled about the room. She was homeless and hopeless, she said. A relative paid for the motel room for a week, and after that, who knows. Her fiance is in prison.

With measured indignation, Adams said somebody owes her.

… The lifelong Tampa resident said she wants justice from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office child protection team that took her kids away from her two years ago and from Hillsborough Kids Inc., which got her kids back six months ago.

“What do I do?” she said earlier in the day. “I have no answers. My family has been railroaded. Someone needs to pay.

“Nobody’s helping me.”

She doesn’t trust the system, she said. It was a system that despite all the good intentions landed her in the motel, in this fix, in the first place, she said.

Wednesday morning, in the dingy motel room, Adams handed out a list of her children’s names and ages. Across the top: “Three fathers. One Mother. Fifteen Children.”

One of them, a 1-year-old, is named John the Baptist Brown.

Ten of the children, she said, were fathered by Garry Brown, currently serving a five-year prison term for dealing cocaine. A sampling of his kids’ names: Garry Nesha, Garry Brown Jr., Garry Lethia, Garryiell and Garry Rick.

… The 12 kids are the youngest of 15, she said. Three have “aged out,” meaning they have turned 18 and are on their own, no longer a part of the child welfare system.

“I can have as many as I want to,” she said. All her kids, she added, “are gifts from God.”

The 37-year-old mother doesn’t work. “This is my work,” she said, gesturing toward the bunch. “I do this all by myself. I don’t know what I’m going to do. This is a revolving door going nowhere.”

She said her problems began two years ago when Brown was arrested and the money dried up. Right after that her children were taken away and put in foster care over allegations of neglect, she said.

Hillsborough Kids stepped in and took the case, eventually returning the children to her and Brown. Before Christmas, the couple took a two-bedroom apartment off North Boulevard near Columbus Drive.

Hillsborough Kids agreed to pay the $800 a month rent after caseworkers inspected the apartment and, although finding it a bit cramped, said it was OK.

The landlord, who evicted Adams in March, thought differently.

Sandy Chiellini said Adams showed up to sign the lease with Brown and one child. She didn’t learn until later that there were 11 other children. There were problems with plumbing; downstairs tenants were flooded. There was noise. Occasional visits from police. Other tenants were complaining. Some left.

She said Adams’ apartment was trashed. Clothes and food were scattered everywhere. Screens were broken out. Chiellini began eviction proceedings. Adams failed to show up for two eviction hearings.

As per usual with welfare rats, Adams doesn’t think any of this is her fault. As she said herself, she can have as many kids as she wants, and it’s someone else’s responsibility to pay. She’s owed something, simply for being an irresponsible bottom-feeder.

What makes me angry is that her kids were given back to her and that she’s practically being encouraged to keep on living irresponsibly. And meanwhile, her poor children are being punished for her bad choices. There’s no reason for an unemployed single mother to have fifteen children. None! Despite what eco-moonbats and feminists may have us believe, we actually are smarter than animals, and are capable of self-restraint when it comes to sex. If you don’t have a job or a husband and you’ve already got kids, then don’t. have. sex.

Oh, but wait. She said everything was just fine until her baby-daddy was sent to prison. I guess dealing cocaine was pretty lucrative. And now that authorities took away her meal ticket, she wants them to step in and take care of her — on our dime, of course. It’s simultaneously sad and scary.

Here we see the results of the government taking over the daddy role in American families. If there was ever a case for forced sterilization, this would be it.

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Saw this last night. Great story to show to every liberal who bleats about Reagan and his “welfare queen” stories.

I’m barely making ends meet right now, with only two kids. Yet this broad thinks I should help pay for HER kids.

I’m glad she chose life for all those kids. I just wish she would agree now that they should be sent to live with relatives or even given up for adoption. My mother was sent to live with an aunt during the Depression because her father was out of work and could not support the family. It happens!

rockmom on April 23, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Steal money from some rich person and give it to her. It’s called social justice.

Daggett on April 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM

bet she votes Democrat!

search4truth on April 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM

What happened to moving in with your own mother if you got pregnant while you were still single?

I bet her mom wouldn’t let her sleep with, much less get engaged to, a crack dealer.

Sekhmet on April 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I bet her mom wouldn’t let her sleep with, much less get engaged to, a crack dealer.

Sekhmet on April 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Well, your mother wouldn’t, and my mother wouldn’t, but I’d be willing to bet that she is the daughter, the granddaughter, and perhaps the great-granddaughter of a series of teen-aged single mothers. Soon to be the mother of more. She’s 37 and has three children over the age of 18!

littlemary on April 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Despite what eco-moonbats and feminists may have us believe, we actually are smarter than animals, and are capable of self-restraint when it comes to sex.

A+

If you don’t have a job or a husband and you’ve already got kids, then don’t. have. sex.

A+

beachgirlusa on April 23, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I wonder if Nancy Pelosi or one of the bleeding heart Kennedy’s will step up to the cause, help this woman’s kids out?

Nah, never happen.

Robert17 on April 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM

If there was ever a case for forced sterilization, this would be it.

A forced lobotomy would help, too.

GrannyDee on April 23, 2010 at 8:03 PM

If there was ever a case for forced sterilization, this would be it.

As much as the childed and religious groups will raise holy hell over that, we need to start discussing what was previously unthinkable.

At the VERY least we ought to be considering an iron-clad law that teenage mothers are not allowed to keep their children if they cannot prove they are worthy caretakers. You would actually give both teenmom and baby a better chance at life if the two went separate ways.

Dark-Star on April 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM

“If there was ever a case for forced sterilization, this would be it.”

ha ha ha hotair moron wants the government to sterilize its citizens.

Dave Rywall on April 24, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Maybe we should fund a move to Canada for her. I hear they have pretty generous welfare and do not mind paying.

jeanie on April 24, 2010 at 8:31 AM

In the meantime, Dave Rywall is quickly packing and booking a flight to Tampa while running her name through zabasearch.

Dave likes the low-hanging fruit. It’s really his only shot.

mikefln on April 24, 2010 at 9:03 AM

In the meantime, Dave Rywall is quickly packing and booking a flight to Tampa while running her name through zabasearch.

Dave likes the low-hanging fruit. It’s really his only shot.

mikefln on April 24, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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I’ll be there as soon as the government puts Fiano’s citizen sterilization program into effect.

Perhaps she could elaborate on what criteria the government will use to rip out the reproductive organs of its citizens.

I’m willing to forward this valuable information on to her senators/members of congress/etc.

Dave Rywall on April 24, 2010 at 9:18 AM

“I have no answers.”

Asking the right questions in the first place would help.

percysunshine on April 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM

No excuse for any of this except she and the father must want the welfare check. Somebody must pay? Somebody is. She would have to be getting anywhere between 400 and 600 dollars a month per kid…tax free. Do the math.

jeanie on April 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM

This kind of story makes my blood boil! This gal has 15 kids who will do the same thing she is demanding American taxpayers do for them. This has got to stop and I have not a clue how to get it done. NO one seems to want to say you made your bed, now lay in it. You have the kids now mom take care of them or put them up for adoption. Having a kid every nine months to get on the taxpayers dole stinks!
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letget on April 24, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Well, your mother wouldn’t, and my mother wouldn’t, but I’d be willing to bet that she is the daughter, the granddaughter, and perhaps the great-granddaughter of a series of teen-aged single mothers. Soon to be the mother of more. She’s 37 and has three children over the age of 18!

littlemary on April 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Now I can’t stop drawing a parallel between this suggestion and a feral cat colony.

ericdijon on April 24, 2010 at 3:38 PM

The same thing goes on in the U.K. and much of Europe. I wish we had leaders willing to stand up and put a stop to it.

RustBelt on April 24, 2010 at 4:49 PM

NO one seems to want to say you made your bed, now lay in it.

Laying in bed is why she has 15 kids….

beachgirlusa on April 24, 2010 at 4:58 PM

She would have to be getting anywhere between 400 and 600 dollars a month per kid…tax free. Do the math.

jeanie on April 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM

And that’s only part of the direct benefits.

Be sure to add in the costs of things like public schooling, free medical care and a veritable alphabet soup of other assistance programs. And let’s not forget the costs incurred to the public when her poorly-raised teenage child(ren) get hauled into court on charges of theft, vandalism, drug dealing…

Dark-Star on April 24, 2010 at 11:17 PM