I knew it!

United States
February 1, 2010 2:37pm CST
The Dugger family is living off money from their TLC show "19 and counting"! If you don't believe me look in the current People Magazine with the photo of Elizabeth Edwards on it. I knw that family wasn't living off just the dad'd income and thier renal properties! They are full of crap and I believe they will not stop having children until mom hits menopause which might happen for 10 years or even more! I see 25 kids or more by then! Not to mention they will propaly have a dozen grandkids by then! The Dugger family is a joke and don't deserve to be on any tv show!
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9 responses
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
1 Feb 10
Why do you begrudge them from living off money they earn. They have rental income, book royalties and TLC, none of which comes out of your or my pocket. I wish more people would have 20 children they can afford to take care of. The problem is with all these women having babies and then expect me to take care of them.
• United States
3 Feb 10
This family is getting a free ride and that what ticks me off! I also see to many people with kids that are on welfare thant shouldn't be! If you want kids and can't afford them,don't have any until you do! If you don't want to take care of children you have then don't have any! Amen!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
3 Feb 10
How can you call what they do a free ride. They work for their money like any TV personality. Don't hate people making an honest living.
@ElicBxn (60874)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I have to agree, rose, they do work for their money - heck, taking care of 19 kids is a LOT of work, tho it seems to me that the kids are taking on a LOT of responsibilities pretty young in some cases. Those older girls are the functional parents to some of their younger siblings and that's just not fair to them in this day and age. I know a gal who was so tightly controlled by her mother that when she got out from under her thumb she just went wild and ended up spending a bit of time in jail and having a baby out of wedlock. I can almost foresee this happening to at least ONE of their children.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
2 Feb 10
well, it bothers me a bit that their primary accomplishment seems to be having more children. I think each child deserves the best their parents can offer, and I wonder how the kids get that when their parents have so many children to look after. But I have to admit, I respect the fact that they seem fiscally independent and that they have other sources of income besides the show. I don't really have a problem with them using the show to provide other benefits for their children. When I have children, they will go on trips, etc., because of work I have done. I don't begrudge their kids getting fun experiences. On the other hand, I don't think it's healthy to spend your entire life pregnant. It's really hard on your body. And I don't think it's good for their kids - it's nice to have a large family, but this is excessive.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Well I think it is wonderful to have 19 well adjusted children. The mom's body looks better than a lot of women with no kids. The family is happy and not on welfare. I salute them.
• United States
13 Feb 10
Being pregnant all the time is not good for a women's body. I wouldn't doubt Michelle Dugger will last past her 50's. Her body will give out sooner or later.
• United States
1 Feb 10
I have watched this show a few times and they have stated on several occasions that if it weren't for the show there wouldn't be a new bigger house or trips to other countries. So what if they live off money they earn from being on TV. You do not get pissed at actors for getting paid astronomical amounts of money for being on TV. I think you are jealous and in truth would love to have people follow you around and pay you money for it. Your issue is that you want that money. Who wouldn't but hey they also have to have every bit of their life open to people like you who attack them to get it. Is that really worth the money you think?
• United States
3 Feb 10
I just think the Duggers are crazy and are getting a free ride when I see so many people buck the system and need a assistence but don't get it! They are getting a free ride and I wish I was! this why i hate this family so much and others like them!
• United States
4 Feb 10
I have to ask what free ride. There entire lives they are followed by cameras, they do have rental homes, a car dealer ship and promotional speaking gigs. To me it sounds as if they work more then a regular basis.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Hi blue, I have not seen the show but isn't it the one where they just have a collection of kids? There is a family near us here that has like 11 kids so far which is insanity. Still they handle it all real well. It has something to do with their religion. She does have grandchildren who are the same ages as two of her youngest.
• United States
13 Feb 10
This is the family that has 19 kids. They are nuts and so far have one grandchild who is older then number 19. I'm sure there will be a ton of grandchildren before they are done having kids. That is really nuts!
• United States
2 Feb 10
You know what, although having that many kids does seem nuts, you have to admit that as long as they arent getting our tax money, who the hell cares how they make it? The more we watch the better they get paid so if you don't agree then dont watch. They have a TV show because their peculiarity is interesting. no one has that many kids now a days thats all like.. 1950's family size... It gives a peek at a family thats so out of the ordinary and encourages families with less kids to do well. Seriously if they can handle 19 why am i having problems with just one? XD
• United States
13 Feb 10
They maybe not living off tax payers dollars,they probaly get huge tax returns thanks to all those kids!
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
2 Feb 10
well of course if you make accusations, you need to back it up with proof but i happen to agree with you that these people are milking the situation for sure.
• United States
4 Feb 10
So i can't back my accusations and I don't care! They have the piece of the pie I wish I had! I'm sick of worring about retirement! If I will have enough in my retiremnet fund and if social security will be around in 20 years! They don't deserve that money! I do!
• United States
2 Feb 10
I agree they are living off the money earned from their show but its their money, so I don't care if they spend it or save it. I do think that when they first started the series & kept saying that they ONLY lived off the husband's income & rental income was a bunch of baloney though. I know they got paid for the specials they did before TLC made them into a series. I don't know how they can handle that much pressure & lack of privacy. I couldn't do it. Not even for a million bucks!
• United States
13 Feb 10
I don't make alot of money and I am lousey at saving money. I can't travel around the world. I don't like seeing people get free rides no matter if it is legit or not. I don't thinik it is fair. This is why I get so pissed off at this.
@ElicBxn (60874)
• United States
1 Feb 10
I have always thought they were nutz (but mind you, I think anyone who WANTS a child is kind of crazy) only one question... renal properties? I didn't realize they had kidney things going on... what?.. ohhhh, RENTAL properties... never mind...
• United States
3 Feb 10
i hear they do but how mant I don't know. They are insane! Having 19 kids is crazy and they want more! They'll have over 20 by the time they are done!
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@loved1 (5337)
• United States
1 Feb 10
Geez you seem really ticked off at the Dugger family. Obviously they are getting money to do the TLC show. What difference does it make to anyone if they use the money or not? Do you feel like they should be putting all of the money from the tv show into a savings account? I have to admit nineteen kids is a lot, but I don't believe they are having children simply to gain income. I think they just like kids. Is the Dugger family receiving any kind of welfare or taxpayer support? I guess I feel like the money is theirs to spend as they choose. I also feel like if they want to have twenty five kids that is their business....as long as they are not planning to bring them all over to my house!
• United States
3 Feb 10
I just think this family is getting a free ride and I don't like that. I don't like seeing people get free rides when I am not! That goes for people who shouldn't be on welfare or social security(not senior citizans but people who scam the system)! That is why I hate the Dugger Family so much!