Honestly, can you believe how mean the State of Tennessee is being? This poor man, Desmond Hatchett, is having a difficult time making Child Support for his children, and the evil, nasty, mean ol’ state is not showing him any sympathy at all! They still want him to pay. Even though he only makes minimum wage, and child support payments take half of his monthly paycheck!! How awful is that?
Of course, Desmond has 30 CHILDREN!! Yes, you read that correctly. Thirty. Children. With 11 different mothers. They range in age from toddler up to 14. In one year, he fathered 8 children. Some get as little as $1.49 per month in child support. And he’s appearing in court asking for a “break”. Because the poor man is tired.
I don’t know what the answer is here. My first reaction is to neuter him. Literally. Chemically sterilize him, so he can never produce another child. But that is a dangerous precedent to set… for the state to decide that you have too many children and you need to be stopped. Yes, 30 is extreme, and seems like an obvious answer. But then where do you draw the line? 20 kids? 10? How about the guy with 6 kids who loses his job, his wife divorces him, and now he has to pay child support and can’t. What’s to stop someone from stepping in with a family like the Duggars and say, “you need to stop now”, even though they can obviously support the children, financially. It’s easy to say, “it’ll never happen,” but stranger things have.
So as much as I’d like to see Mr. Baby Maker get cut off… I don’t want the state to do it. Maybe the mothers of his children should get together and discuss it…