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    OT: 17 kids???

    Maybe this is old news here but can't remember seing a thread on it:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270554,00.html

    Who in their right mind would want so many kids? Wonder how much of our tax dollars are going to support that family... I can't get their webpage to come up (www.duggarfamily.com) but find it funny the husband's name is Jim Bob and they are from the south. Although they do look halfway normal (and I couldn't resist using this picture either):




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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    I just think its socially irresponsible.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    I've got no problem with it. Look at Europe, their population is decreasing. The government almost has to beg people to have kids. The US might be the same way if it weren't for immigration.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    If you walking behind her. Make sure you don't walk to close to her or her uterus could fall out and you could step on it.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    I don't see any evidence that the family relies on the state for welfare (that would be socially irresponsible). That's A LOT of taxible write-offs though.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Maybe this is old news here but can't remember seing a thread on it:

    Who in their right mind would want so many kids? Wonder how much of our tax dollars are going to support that family... I can't get their webpage to come up (www.duggarfamily.com) but find it funny the husband's name is Jim Bob and they are from the south. Although they do look halfway normal (and I couldn't resist using this picture either):
    While that is a large amount of children - it appears they are not only a self-supported family, but they also claim to be debt free, a claim very few Americans, including my-no-children-self can make.

    Jim Bob is a state congressman, though I'm not sure what his day-job was before that. Now they make returns off of television shows on Discovery as well.

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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    I remember watching a show on them last year on TLC:

    - The dad is a real estate guy

    - kids are home schooled

    - very religious

    - built their own house



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    These are not illegal immigrants either.


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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Who in their right mind would want so many kids?
    Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle (born 1966) are politically conservative fundamentalist Christians who endorse Quiverfull and the teachings of Bill Gothard. Jim Bob was a candidate for the United States Senate in 2002 but lost to Tim Hutchinson He sought the Republican nomination to the Arkansas State Senate District 35 seat in Arkansas in 2006, but lost to Bill Pritchard. Duggar is a real estate agent, and owns several commercial properties in his local area. The Duggars reportedly live debt free.

    It appears they have their own web site:
    http://www.duggarfamily.com/



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    If you walking behind her. Make sure you don't walk to close to her or her uterus could fall out and you could step on it.
    They make money off of her Kegles of Steele video.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I've got no problem with it. Look at Europe, their population is decreasing. The government almost has to beg people to have kids. The US might be the same way if it weren't for immigration.
    And that would be a good thing. We need to (NOT CLOSE) but slow down the border in a big way. 850,000+ legal and 350,000+ illegal immigrants coming each year is way to many.

    Whoever questions the tax $$$ this family might eat up, you are barking up the wrong tree, I can promise you the 1.2 mil + I just mentioned are eating up a whole lot more.


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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Well I'll give them props that they aren't some inbred hillbillies on welfare. Still though, how can you keep sane with 17 kids? Financial concerns aside I'd be worried about their kids mental health. How do you give fair attention to 17 kids? What kind of "real world" interaction do they get outside of the home? Plus with him as a congressman how much is he home or is he one of these guys elected that never shows up to vote? Wish their website would load for me so I can read some more on these folks but it times out.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Who in their right mind would want so many kids? Wonder how much of our tax dollars are going to support that family
    Ahhhhhh, none of our tax money. Funny that people are worried about tax money going to these people but not the hundreds of thousands of illegals in this country bogging down the schools, heath care system, etc.



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Ahhhhhh, none of our tax money. Funny that people are worried about tax money going to these people but not the hundreds of thousands of illegals in this country bogging down the schools, heath care system, etc.
    Well I'm a stickler for about anything my tax money goes to because a lot of it is going to waste I'm sure. Sorry I didn't mention this in my post, next time I'll be sure to make a list...



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    Re: OT: 17 kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Well I'll give them props that they aren't some inbred hillbillies on welfare. Still though, how can you keep sane with 17 kids? Financial concerns aside I'd be worried about their kids mental health. How do you give fair attention to 17 kids? What kind of "real world" interaction do they get outside of the home? Plus with him as a congressman how much is he home or is he one of these guys elected that never shows up to vote? Wish their website would load for me so I can read some more on these folks but it times out.
    So, after discovering your fear of them reaping the benefits of your tax dollars were unfounded, you start questioning their parenting abilities and judgment? What is your next concern? That they'll stop going to church?


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