The Browns make polygamy work by using OPM. It can be the money of a creditor or the government's money, they don't much care. Everyone knows that the easiest way to support any venture, while cutting your own risk, is to use Other People's Money.
One of the very last questions asked by host Oprah Winfrey in an interview with the Browns was how they managed financially and Meri answered, "We just have to learn how to stretch our dollars just like any other American family." That is quite obviously a lie. I know very few American families who have filed 3 different bankruptcies in 13 years. I do know how nice it might have been for those families who were forced to file for it, if they had a third party they could have transferred any real property to, before they filed it. How convenient, for Kody Brown, who has just taken concubine [potential bankruptcy] #4.
These are the bankruptcy filings of two of Kody's concubines. Kody himself, along with his legal wife, Meri filed another bankruptcy in 2005. This was the perfect polygamist family, shoved out for all the world to see, hand picked by the Safety Net Committee? So Kody has three “wives” and they have all had to file bankruptcy.
We have said, over and over, that polygamy leads to poverty. Even if the Browns are all completely honest people, they have obviously been bankrupted by this "lifestyle choice," multiple times.
They say on their TV show that they are "married" to Kody and that he is their "husband." Really? On every one of these documents the women claim to be "single-unmarried" women. Where is your husband, Christine? Where is your husband, Janelle?
As you look at Christine's filing [in 2010] I'd like to point out a few things. There is space for the name of a spouse/joint debtor on the filing but it is blank. She does, however, list 5 children ranging in age from 8 through 11-years-old. Where was your "husband," Christine?
In the space for other monthly income Christine says, "Companion pays rent, utilities and auto insurance: $1,2000." Did you mean your "husband," Christine? Or, did one of your co-concubines pay that? Who is this mystery companion? In the filing, Christine says her assets total $1,550 and her liabilities at $25,712.14.
So after spending about $20,000 on credit cards, her lifetime assets total less than $2,000? Who got the goods, Christine? It looks like you are just a typical concubine who totes your meager belongings into whatever tent your master is providing for the harem right now.
1. Law A woman who cohabits with a man without being legally married to him.
In certain societies, such as imperial China, a woman contracted to a man as a secondary wife, often having few legal rights and low social status.On page 23, Christine, it lists your main source of income in 2009 and 2010 as Food Stamps [pg. 23]! One the old standbys used by virtually every polygamist man is, 'I don't see how in a society where men dump women all the time you can look at this as bad when a man is actually caring for and taking responsibility for the women and children.'I have a newsflash for you, Kody Brown, letting taxpayers feed the children you make is not exactly caring for them.