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Octomom

I Didn't Want to Go on Welfare ...

BUT I HAD TO

4/1/2012 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



0401_octomom_videoOctomom tried her best to avoid going on welfare, but she says "becoming totally destitute" forced her hand ... temporarily. 

As TMZ first reported, Nadya is getting $2,000 a month from the State of California, which can only be used on food. 

We spoke to her at her home today, where the mother of 14 said she's hoping she only needs the assistance for a month or two at the most.

Octo has been receiving death threats since the news of her welfare broke, but she feels people should be directing their anger towards those who are abusing the system and not at her. 

Plus if she doesn't get some help, we might see more pics like these. Lesser of two evils ...

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46.

Jackie    

If she was smart enough she would have invested money in a small business than wasting money getting surgeries and egg implants....stupid b!tch.

880 days ago
47.

Oh well    

I would also like to add that she should live within her means, and if its porn it takes to make her money then just do it.

880 days ago
48.

brent    

if you want a kid, first you have to be in a long-term 2 person relationship, then you have to graduate college and get a high paying career, then you have to pass mental evaluations and background checks. if you want more than one kid, then get a cat or a dog. oh wait, this is America and people do whatever they want. so, yes, she is abusing the system.

880 days ago
49.

StevenTyler324    

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Why the F**K is SHE a CELEBRITY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

880 days ago
50.

Strokadellic    

I didn't want to think that she's a complete f*cking idiot....but I totally do.

880 days ago
51.

Apple Pie    

This woman is disgusting. Really, I think we all saw this coming! Those poor children. :(

880 days ago
52.

Smart    

this woman is the perfect example of a huge problem in the US...unintelligent, poor people that cannot afford children procreating and creating more of the same that will do the same.

880 days ago
53.

Reed    

Idiot, you are abusing the system by having so many kids you can't take care of, and any sane person living alone would know in this day and age that they could not afford the upkeep on this number of children for 18 years. TMZ leave her alone, she's at the end of her news worthy days.

880 days ago
54.

Zanne    

I think you all act like 12 year olds. Would your life stand up to such scrutiny? Would you have those kids starve? Grow up people.

880 days ago
55.

Cartman    

This lazy pig should move to France or the UK.

They pay people a lot more money to reproduce and loaf over there.

880 days ago
56.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

My dad is going blind and can't get disability or government insurance, yet my uncle who is capable of working gets government insurance and food stamps. Yeah, the system is f*cked up.

880 days ago
57.

Kim    

I think she absolutely made a huge error in judgement by deciding to have so many babies, With that said its not the children's fault and I'd rather her go on welfare then degrade herself doing the porn or nude photos again. Everyone makes bad decisions and hers was colossal but it can't be undone.

880 days ago
58.

RaineeDrops    

TMZ, stop feeding the hate.

It sadly is what it is, she messed up, she was selfish, but now the reality is those children are here on Earth and have to be fed and cared for, is it fair that it is CA Tax Payer dollers? No, but what else is she to do, let them starve?

Those children did not choose this, they are victims of their mother's selfishness and manipulation, but all anyone can and should do now is be in those children's best interest.

That money goes to them, to feed the children, they are the innocent ones here. The true victims.

880 days ago
59.

RaineeDrops    

It is not the children's fault, so why the hate? The money is going to feed the innocent ones, the kids.

I get people's angst, (within reason) toward Octomom, but this welfare card to get groceries for the kids, it is FOR THE KIDS. They are innocent, not their fault, nor was their Mom's mentality their choice.

880 days ago
60.

Gloria    

Taking Any and All bets on octomom will she get off welfare within 1-2 months or take vivid up on ther $100,000 porn offer first.

880 days ago
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