The Octomom Decoy

I keep seeing stories about this:

Suleman — already a single mother with six young children — gave birth to the octuplets through in-vitro fertilization, fueling controversy. News of her collecting public assistance for some of her children also outraged many taxpayers.

It seems like there’s always some nonsense story in the media that people pay more attention to than what’s really going on.

Meanwhile, the US government has given AIG 170 billion dollars.

Here’s a little perspective: Social assistance payments in California can be up to $793 per child. Assuming she gets the max, for each child, that’s $11102 per month.

What’s been given to AIG would pay her children’s support costs for 1.28 million years.