Maria Buchan, who is a mother of eight from England, is a self-proclaimed welfare queen. Even though she does not have a job, she says that she works 21 hours a day caring for her children. She collects about $3,000 a month in welfare benefits. However, a judge recently ruled that Maria’s welfare benefits would be reduced by $3,000 a year if she did not get a job. Maria is not happy about this at all.
She says that if the government starts reducing people’s benefits, then there will be more people taking their lives due to financial pressures. She has also admitted that she has turned down a job in the past because she has trouble getting her children ready in the morning.
Maria has been criticized for having eight children. However, she stated that she had all eight of her children by her former husband. She also stated that her husband had been spending a lot of the money that should have gone to bills, which is why she was struggling.
Maria said that caring for her children is her top priority. She has stated that she spends her days cleaning, cooking and caring for her children. Welfare assistance has been a subject of controversy in both the United Kingdom and United States. Many people believe that welfare reform is necessary, but no one can come to an agreement about the type of changes that need to be made.