See the Los Angeles Times, "Man who had 30 kids with 11 women wants child-support break" (via Memeorandum)
You have to say this much for Desmond Hatchett: He has a way with the ladies.Darleen Click snarks: "A Leftist's dream..."
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.
Hatchett's attorney, Keith Pope, did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Under the law, there's nothing officials can do to force Hatchett to keep his pants on.
"If there's something out there like that, I'm unaware of it," Gibson told The Times, before adding, "It definitely needs to be."
And it is. The report indicates that some of the mothers of Hatchett's children get as little as $1.50 a month. Somewhere along the way, probably as early as the first child, Hatchett and his hookups were relying on government to pay for their children, the hospital costs, for example (and pre-natal care), and unless the mothers are living with family members and self-sufficient, there's no doubt that the kids are being supported through public assistance. Indeed, that's why the county is all over this dude to get with the program. And I can guarantee you that if you say one word about the breakdown of individual responsibility in this case you'll be attacked as racist. It's almost unbelievable to think about what's happened to this country. That's almost unbelievable. As long as marriage is ridiculed by the enlightened progressive, and as these same left-wing idiots insist on perverting the institution through gay marriage radicalism, things will only get worse before they get better.