I think states are "using" the child support system as a revenue generator built on the backs of ignorant people. I would never defend anyone that neglects their children but the fact of the matter is that the Child Support SYSTEM is All Fugged Up.
Best thing is to work WITH the mother of your children and stay OUT of that system altogether.
And STOP having unprotected sex. Most of the people in the Child Support system were never married to the custodial parent.
they don't have to have their money to a bank account. the government is putting the money on debt cards for the people who can't get a bank account. they give you a choice.
I think its pretty much set, I've already got the letter. and also travel pay also is going to be direct deposit, we've already filled out the paperwork, its just a matter of time.
now that? I have know I idea, I assume its going to be the same rules as a prepaid card. because you can get DD on prepaid cards but as far as the child support thing goes... I have nooooo idea.
Well Blk_Phoenix is right don't neglect your children, but I think the mother's should help pay it back as well, because they help got those children as well as the fathers, by having unprotected sex and continued to keep having babies over and over again (and i'm talking about single mothers) its time out blaming everything on the one parent which is the father, when its both parent. There is to much out here to do to keep from having 2 or more child when you are not married. So I'm saying this cause I have alot of young family members that have gone crazy, having all these babies, and most of them just barely is 18 to 30 years old and none of them are married. I have one son, and all of them got more children than me.
And STOP having unprotected sex
It doesn't surprise me ... the lack of empathy or understanding for impoverished fathers who owe child support.
The whole point of this article is that men who got behind can have whatever source of income going to a government controlled debit card can have that money frozen with absolutely no regard for their impoverished state.
To be unemployed and/or receiving benefits but having it snatched away and consequently leaving you broke and homeless ... all in the "name" of "child support" ... there's a part of that that's just plain wrong. But most people are so automatically biased in their points of view they will never get that.
It pays to have powerless scapegoats to blame in times of state and federal budget deficits.
I do not think welfare would be an issue IF the majority of men who are in arrears for child support were thought to be whites or Catholics who, for religious reasons, are forbidden to practice birth control.
It is only an issue because, over the years, politicians have managed to convince taxpayers that the vast majority of deadbeat dads whose children are (or were) on welfare have black faces, which is a LIE.
If you're a man and your main source of income is mandated to be put on a government-controlled debit card ... chances are it ain't enough to keep you from winding up sleeping on the sidewalk much less square up any arrears on child support.
It amazes me how quickly and efficiently the system can go after guys who more than likely would have paid their child support but wound up getting behind for legit reasons ...
While at the same time ...
Dudes who duck, dodge and game the system can get away for years on end ... running up arrears into the tens of thousands are seemingly untouchable.
If it comes down to that mark my words, DDM...
It will be as if just-US has finally become colorblind and we'll see white men being thrown into prisons by the thousands.