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post #21 of 47 Old 11-09-2011, 10:41 AM
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I did look into it a bit, they have lots of kid deductutions, but deductions dont cover SS tax. but they dont get any kinda gov support, They are homeschooled so dont even burden the school sytems. I think that is another 20 something decent people I could use out working in 20 years paying into the SS sytem.
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I'd rather they have that number of kids than that awful Kate Plus 8.
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post #23 of 47 Old 11-09-2011, 11:12 AM
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I'd rather they have that number of kids than that awful Kate Plus 8.
That's for sure! Both of those parents are messed up and are messing those kids up.

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post #24 of 47 Old 11-09-2011, 11:14 AM
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Or even worse...... Octomom.
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Or even worse...... Octomom.
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I remember reading in People that she wanted $200 an hr/per kid for their work while filming her TV show that I think aired in Europe? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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post #26 of 47 Old 11-09-2011, 12:47 PM
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Who knows with that woman.

It's going around that her house is being foreclosed and things like that. It sucks for the children, but it's her own darn fault for being implanted when she already couldn't afford to take care of herself.

Well, unless you count the lip enhancement.
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Kate Plus 8 is local to me, I have seen her and she parades around like she is Angelina Jolie. Hilarious!

She must have made a good chunk of money from that show though, as all 8 of her kids attend a $20k per year, per kid, private school.
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post #28 of 47 Old 11-09-2011, 04:18 PM
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Althought the Duggar family does have a passel of kids...they are well mannered, generous without a fault, and not spoiled at all.

Considering they have a family of 21 (although Josh and his wife Anna live in their own house) they are not a burden to society at all. In fact, I believe they give us something to aspire to, in way of not being in debt, and living life that way.

Some parents could take a some lessons from them...not emulate them...but just take some parenting skills away from them.
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Some parents could take a some lessons from them...not emulate them...but just take some parenting skills away from them.
I agree with that statement. Especially where I live, there are a lot of people who literally "breed like rabbits" and though I don't know them personally, I can't imagine that their childern are getting the proper care just by looking at their poor living conditions.

Perhaps thats why I find 19 kids and counting "disgusting" because to me, I feel it's sending the wrong message to people who cannot support a family and making it seem like it's easy to pump out kids and support them, when in reality it is not.
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I think having that many kids has it's pros and cons. They seem like really good people that have instilled great values in their children. Sometimes I wonder about the children's well being, as in, how much "me" time do they get with their parents and how much of it is with an older sibling that is raising them. I wonder how long they get to be kids, to what age? By that I mean, how many responsibilities do they have at a young age?

But then you think, there is so much love in that house and they all seem very well rounded, socialized and happy.

I think only time will tell as they hit 18 and move out on their own and what choices they make as adults.

As for the parents and the family, I think they seem loved.

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