George, you've got it backwards. The parents do not have to insure the
child. The law forces the insurance company to continue to cover the adult
child (til 27, I think), if the parent has a plan which covers dependents. If
the parent wants to drop the kiddo from their policy, nothing is stopping them.
Hey a Guy with a Brain – Absolutely,
“Conservatives” have an entitlement mentality. They think
they’re entitled to ignore the social contract.Thanks to the
Founding Fathers and the Constitution, the government of the United States
created a social, political, and economic environment within which the wealthy
made their fortunes.And now many of these wealthy not only feel
entitled to weasel out of the social contract, they are absolutely ungrateful to
the nation that facilitated their creation of personal wealth.Essentially, wealthy Right Winger want to cheat our nation and its people. Oh
so special, privileged, entitled, and able to sneer at the Constitution of the
United States, they feel entitled NOT to pay adequate taxes and give back to the
nation that made their wealth possible.The Constitution says the
government should promote and provide for the General Welfare, NOT just the
welfare of those born rich, entitled, and privileged . . . like Mitt Romney.
@ Hutterite - American Fork, UT "Apparently maintaining the title of
'spoiled brat' is more difficult when you ostracize yourself from the
spoils.Really?So why exactly did she sue for her parents
to pay HER college tuition?Doesn't sound like she was exactly
trying to "ostracize" herself from the spoils.And you
say?....@ GaryO - Virginia Beach, VA "All these
"special" and entitled Republicans who can't be bothered with being
good citizens are a veritable plague upon America. It's no wonder how some
children turn out selfish, spoiled, greedy, and un-American. This is exactly
what happens when entitlement "Conservatives" get there way."Gary, if you really think that "conservatives" are the ones who
have an "entitlement mentality" I suggest that you ask how many
current/former Occupy Wall Street protestors or Scott Walker protestors voted
for Mitt Romney and then get back with me....
Man, that first night home has got to be real awkward. "So,
honey, what would you like us to fix you for dinner?""How
'bout some sue-p, mom", responds the girl with a snarky look on her
Thid Barker, fani, and A Guy with a Brain - This young lady is not unlike those
who think the nation owes them everything, and they owe the nation nothing in
return . . . kind of like pretend patriots, and anti-Constitutionalists of
America's Right Wing who don't want to abide by the social contract .
. . and think they're above paying taxes to support the general welfare.All these "special" and entitled Republicans who can't be
bothered with being good citizens are a veritable plague upon America. It's
no wonder how some children turn out selfish, spoiled, greedy, and
un-American.This is exactly what happens when entitlement
"Conservatives" get there way.
We still don't know what kind of strictures the girl was subject to at
home. What some people call "discipline" is actually abuse.
I am glad that she is home. It's where she should be and she should be
grateful that the door is open to her. If she were my daughter, the door would
also be conditionally open. I think that her lawyer embarrassed herself before
the entire nation. And the media attention for this girl, her attorney, and the
best friend's father has been brutal, yet well deserved. The entire
family's disfunction has been unnecessarily broadcast for all to see. The
time for privacy was some time ago. The father of her best friend shows very
little wisdom and may be ethically challenged. Should a hearing be held
considering possible disbarment or penalty for abuse of process?
@eastcoastcoug; I agree 100 percent. I am and employer, and if she came to me
applying for a job, I wouldn't even consider her. She seems like she
expects something for nothing, isn't willing to be a team player, and if
the time ever came to let her go, she'd probably sue me at that.
Like I have said before, most kids these days have never visited the back side
of a woodshed with dad. What a sad spoiled little girl with no respect for most
things in life.
I can see how she could rationalize it when we have laws that parents have to
cover the kids insurance till they are 25.
Her behavior portends a very difficult future. If this is her worldview and way
of dealing with others, I see many challenges for her career and family in the
future. She will never be someone who knows how to resolve things without a big
fight. Her biggest issue will be seeing things from others' perspective. If
I were an employer, I wouldn't even consider hiring her. Her
best bet will be reality TV. She already craves that sort of attention. Mark my
words, this is where this is going...
I hope the parents made her sign some documents demanding respect and obedience
to her elders and they are the law of her life in their home. Socialism does not
work in a home or in society, it never has and never will, thats why ever
socialist country has expire and died and are in the history books as failed
governments.But knowing how the justice system has rolled over into
socialism, the parents may have lost and hope of respect from their daughter.
Parents are not liable for a childs college education, that is something
children have to earn and pay for themselves. With other children and the
parents future at stake, selfish demands are not the burden of parenting. An adult child (18) is on their own and they are obligated to their
parents for the rest of their lives and should give parents support money.
She acts just like American corporations--always asking for a handout or special
So if this should never have been brought to a court room, why was it? I'd
say there's pretty good evidence that too many lawyers have no morals or
ethics, they just want those big bucks known as legal fees and 'billable
time' for talking with clients. Some attorney should have just said to her
"Look, sister, you have issues in your family. Why not follow a course of
action that will make things better and not worse?" Instead, that lawyer saw
a chance for notoriety, which is good for future business, and to heck with what
should have been done.
She is a typical liberal/progressive in demanding everyone to payup to support
their life style regardless of how clueless they are
I am generally opposed to spanking, but in this case I would make an exception.
How is she any different than millions of Americans who think their neighbors
owe them a living? This is exactly what entitlement socialism teaches young
Sounds like the friend's father had some dollar signs in his eyes since
he's the one that pushed her to pursue the lawsuit in the first place...
The lawyer's right in that this should never have been brought to a
courtroom. But now the judge gets to make an issue of it and prove his/her
relevance on the bench.
Apparently maintaining the title of 'spoiled brat' is more difficult
when you ostracize yourself from the spoils.
If I met this girl in person I would ask her if the words "selfish" and
"spoiled" mean anything to her.....
Hopefully this family can works its issues out and everyone can be satisfied.So has she officially dropped the lawsuit?Maybe the lawyer said it was a
long shot so she went home?I hope not but I am a bit skeptical of the
timing.Anyways good luck.