Meet Desmond Hatchett — the fulfillment of the Welfare State [Darleen Click]
The Leftists’ dream …
You have to say this much for Desmond Hatchett: He has a way with the ladies.
The 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., resident has reportedly set a Knox County record for his ability to reproduce. He has 30 children with 11 women. And nine of those children were born in the last three years, after Hatchett — who is something of a local celebrity — vowed “I’m done!” in a 2009 TV interview, saying he wouldn’t father more children.
But Hatchett is back in the news this week because he’s struggling to make ends meet on his minimum-wage job. His inability to make child-support payments on such a meager salary also means he’s back in court again and again, most recently to ask for a break on those payments.
“Yes, we’ve got several cases with Mr. Hatchett,” Melissa Gibson, an assistant supervisor with the Knox County child support clerk’s office, said with a sigh. [...]
Gibson said she couldn’t say whether any of his children receive public assistance. The youngest is a toddler; the oldest is 14.
Dependency is the new freedom …Tags: child support, desmond hatchett, minimum wage, welfare