I first just wanted to say that this isn’t applicable to all mothers on welfare. At one point in my life, I too have been a mother on welfare. The system helped my family when we had little to no income, and allowed us to stand back on our own two feet. That is what the system is for. This letter is written to the welfare mother that is irresponsible, and a leach upon society and anyone that happens to get sucked in by her.
Dear Welfare Mother:
I just wanted to take the time to thank you. I wanted to thank you for all the ulcers that I am accumulating for bearing your load. I wanted to thank you for ruining the lives of children that have never even met you. I wanted to thank you for being completely irresponsible with your life and your body, which ends up not just costing your children, but costing those that are graced with your presence.
I did want to get a little bit of clarification on a few things. First off, why as a single mother wouldn’t you make sure that you only have the amount of children that you can afford? I understand that people get pregnant by accident. It happens. What I don’t understand is when you have two children already, why are you not making sure that you don’t get pregnant a third, let alone a fourth time. Your relationships are non-existant or falling down around you. Are children how you fill this gap? This is an awful lot of pressure for a child.
Don’t get me wrong I understand that it takes two to tango, but at what point do you take control of your life and not bring anymore children in the world that others have to pay for? I was a single mother once, and you can guarantee I was making sure that I wasn’t going to bring another child in this world. Frankly, even though I would love to have more kids with my husband, we have chosen not to because unlike you we are responsible. We don’t have children we can’t afford.
You live off of others, but yet have the audacity to gripe that your only existence is toting children to and from school. That must be a nice existence, but it’s not something I can afford because over 70% of your child’s support comes from my family.
As if that weren’t icing on the cake, you also expect fathers to foot the expense to see their own children. It’s not your fault you are broke, right? It’s not your fault that you can’t afford to even pull your 50% of raising a child.
Just as with dead beat dads, parenting is a two way street. It’s neither 100% financial nor 100% parenting. It’s your obligation to parent AND to support your children. Why do you cast that obligation so easily on others that work so hard?
I hope that someday you come to see the error of your ways, and that those lessons are passed upon your children. If not, we may just have a generation of welfare mothers that breed more that think its ok not to make your own way. You are completely capable to support yourself, so why do you not have pride enough in yourself to do it?
Family that you are putting in the poor house