Part Two, after reading comments and getting more riled up I felt obligated to continue where yesterday left off. The opinions shared on this blog are my own personal views and thoughts. The facts are the facts though, so before form your own ideas about the Duggar family you might want to educate yourself without the help of TLC and the Quiverfull movement. Results may vary. Limit one per customer, offer only good in continental US and US territories. May not be combined with other offers. Subject to credit approval.
After all the drama of yesterday's post and war chest of comments, I decided to search the Internet for current updates about baby Josie Duggar. It is all sunshine, rainbows, leprechauns and smoke up your ass in the media, if you care. There is not ONE detailed report other than the announcement of her delivery at 25 weeks. I really do hope for a positive outcome on this whole disaster. I have empathy for the new baby but I do not have any sympathy for her parents.
I found a ton of the anonymous comments to be pretty finger wagging and harsh. For people who are critical of my opinion and are looking to support the Duggars, the messages were pretty hateful and mean spirited. I do not want to get into one of those holier than thou conversations, but for people who are preaching the Christian word, what about a little respect for the freedom of speech?
I find it interesting that most people do not know any of the underlying facts about this family, other than what they see on their show. There are circumstances that prevent me from embracing them as wholesome and ethical- for example, they do not have a health insurance policy with maternity benefits. They pay less than $500 a month for health coverage for their 19+ membered family. Jeff and I have seperate policies because of CJ's pre-exisitng condition of Celiac Disease, and combined we shell out over $2K a month in premiums alone. Something does not add up here. They claim to be a debt free family but after this emergency C-section and extended level III NICU stay that will be impossible. My educated guess is that this is going to cost the real tax payers of Arkansas a bloody fortune, no pun intended this time.
I find it "curious" that the Duggars do not pay any property tax or sales tax on anything they use in their home/church. This would include groceries, cleaning supplies, paper products and services for their compound. We all know what it costs us with our own families, so imagine the tax savings to a 6000 Square Foot Home
occupied by about 18 or so people give or take. If you want to laugh, think about how much toilet paper andlaundry soap they must use, and then figure that the state of Arkansas is missing about 7% of the taxable dollars on this alone. This means that the average Joe family pays more for less. That does not seem like it is fair, and it is certainly not something the Duggars or TLC are forthcoming about.
It is this kind of shady tax dodging that makes me think they are not truly providing for their kids like the rest of us. They may not be collecting welfare or food stamps but this is not much different in my humble opinion. Am I jealous? Maybe a little bit- I am jealous that my home was not completely renovated and made larger without any cost or additional tax liabilities to me, but would I trade my kid's privacy for it, NO Thanks. I am not willing to assign my kids sibling buddies for the day to day tasks normally handled by a parent. I just hire qualified child care providers as needed so that the older kids can be free to learn, play and enjoy their non-private school hours. Call me crazy folks, I actually provide for my own children. Provide and pay out of pocket.
The Duggars have a system that works for them and I respect that, I just do not like people thinking that this is a family. It is not a family anymore, it is a business. They profit from their family and church which makes their choices business decisions.
You do not have to agree with me, and you can choose if you want to continue to read my blog- that is the beauty of it. But this is my blog and I can rant if I want to, rant if I want to, you would rant to you if you had a clue.
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