Nadya Suleman lied about getting welfare

by Caleb Reading

You’re shocked, I’m sure.  She doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would lie or make batshit crazy excuses for her behavior.  She’s so stable and lovely and and her hair is so shiny.

Anyway, The LATimes reports:

Nadya Suleman, the woman who gave birth to octuplets last month, is receiving $490 a month in food stamps, and three of her first six children are disabled and receiving federal assistance, her publicist confirmed to The Times.

Publicist Michael Furtney confirmed the information after two sources told The Times that Suleman was receiving food stamps and federal supplemental security income.

Suleman had 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.”

Um, that’s the fucking definition of welfare.

“I will do the best I possibly can. In my own way, in my own faith, I do believe wholeheartedly that God will provide in his own way.”

If by “God” you mean “California taxpayers”.  And you knew she was going to play the religion card as soon as you saw all the octuplets had biblical names.  “I said the magic word.  Gimme money now, Christians.”

Yahoo has another, longer article.

An in-vitro procedure typically costs between $8,000 and $15,000. Asked on NBC how she was able to afford the treatments, Suleman said she had saved money and used some of the more than $165,000 in disability payments she received after being injured in a 1999 riot at a state mental hospital where she worked.

Wow, it’s just great that she spent all that money on in-vitro while not paying to feed the children who were already alive.  Mother of the year, right here.

The octuplets were born nine weeks prematurely but appear relatively healthy. Their names have a Biblical theme: Noah, Jonah, Jeremiah, Josiah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Makai and Nariyah. All share the middle name Angel and the last name Solomon.

On Sunday, Suleman’s mother, Angela Suleman, seemed to contradict her daughter’s account, telling a Web site the fertility specialist who helped her daughter give birth to the octuplets was not the one who aided in the birth of her first six children.

In an interview with celebrity news Web site, Angela Suleman said she and Nadya’s father pleaded with her first fertility doctor not to treat their daughter again. She said her daughter went to another doctor.

“I’m really angry about that,” Angela Suleman said of the doctor’s decision to perform the procedure. “She already has six beautiful children. Why would she do this? I’m struggling to look after her six. We had to put in bunk beds, feed them in shifts and there’s children’s clothing piled all over the house.”

Angela Suleman said Nadya’s boyfriend was the biological father of all 14 children, but that she refused to marry him.

“He was in love with her and wanted to marry her,” she said. “But Nadya wanted to have children on her own.”

Oh yeah, that’ll go over real well with the Christians she’s trying to scam out of money, ’cause let’s be honest here.  This is a con.


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