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Mexico anti-poverty fund
draws line at 3 children

Associated Press, by Mark Stevenson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/5/2014 6:42:50 PM

MEXICO CITY- The head of Mexico´s anti-poverty program drew criticism Monday after she warned Indian mothers that government aid programs would help support only their first three children. Activists said the warning by Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles appeared insulting and aimed at punishing women who have more children. Robles´ department said the three-child rule has actually been in place since July 2012, before current President Enrique Pena Nieto took office. The Associated Press found a reference to a similar guideline in government documents dating back to 2011, when the change appears to have first been made. Her office said

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: patpgmr, 5/5/2014 7:08:04 PM     (No. 9837686)

I think it´s a good idea. The women are free to have as many children as they like, but the government will only help them support the first three.

They can support their children, or not have any more. Seems fair.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Engrpat, 5/5/2014 7:15:40 PM     (No. 9837694)

I support the idea of the taxpayer paying for the first one, after that mom better make sure that daddy can support the child. For way too many, having children is nothing more than an occupation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VOLKSFORD, 5/5/2014 8:03:55 PM     (No. 9837743)

If you want to have more go to the USA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 5/5/2014 9:04:04 PM     (No. 9837792)

Oh Great! Now more moochers will be headed north.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/6/2014 4:47:01 AM     (No. 9837986)

After 3 kids, the IRS generously supports the whole bunch through fraudulent tax returns.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/6/2014 5:56:14 AM     (No. 9838000)

The offense caused by Sra. Robles´ comments was the tone, the place and the audience, not the words. The Indians in Mexico are treated as if they are low-caste and less-deserving. This incident is a prime example.

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