Births to unmarried moms still climbing

Births to unmarried moms still climbing

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Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#102 May 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Then why do they ask if you have received or paid any?
I'm not a tax guy. My guess is that it has something to do with the daycare tax credit. But the child support itself is not part of the person's income. Spousal support IS income to the recipient and a deduction to the payor.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#103 May 4, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>You're as clueless as they come. Child support payments are NOT deductible, nor are they considered income for the custodial parent.
Hey 3.1. Is it possible for someone not to know something and not be "clueless as they come?" My guess is that I know a great many things that you don't. Does that mean that you are also "as clueless as they come" or does that mean simply you have learned all there is to know?
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#104 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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There are no major errors in my details. You're build (twisting) a senerio you have no details on.
You don't know the tax code. You're not a CPA.
And neither parent has a full time, cushy municipal job where they can sit on their ass and bait people on topix all day like you do.
Do you have any idea what the employment opportunities have been since 2008 for non-governmental workers? No, you don't.
Better watch out, reader. That public paid pension you've been (sort of) working towards all these years may not be there for you afterall. Take a look at California.
How are "they" both getting an EIC?
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#105 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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No, you're both mean and condesending. I don't forgive that in anyone. I'd like you better if you were stupid and honest.
Merely disagreeing with you and pointing out obvious falacies in your posts doesn't make one mean nor condescending. Toughen up.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#106 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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She's not rolling in dough. She does not get cash assistance or housing. She gets food stamps, daycare and health care and energy assistance. And a HUGE EIC credit. And he pays his child support and visits as often as he can. Talks to them everyday. His only work is in VA. So he has to keep a roof over his head there too. Only a 3 hour drive.
She works hard, I'm not down on her, I'm down on our system. She's only one of millions.
She went to tech college for beautician and graduated. But because of a reading disability, she just cannot pass the state license test. She is given it orally, three times, but she gets too tense and fails.
They have gone together since they were 14. The little girl was born when they were 20. She will be 4 this month and is very smart. Beat myself and her pop-pop at Go Fish and Old Maids twice each today. After we visited the horses, fed the deer, cats, and birds. All in all, she's a lucky little girl.
Just think how much better our country would be if her family, friends or church would help her instead of her freeloading off the government.

Who knew? Seriouslady, the shining light of the Christian Right, is a Welfare Grandma.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#107 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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Submit whatever you want. Doesn't make it fact. I'm quite sure you know more about entitlements then I do.
I've had a busy week, but I will be stepping up the insults if you like. God knows you provide the ammunition.
You know how dupe ends all of his posts with 'woof'
You should try 'moo'
I'm pretty sure that with the amount of entitlements your family is consuming, you know quite a bit about them.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#108 May 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Men don't suck, George. You do.
3.1 has a hard time with that concept.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#109 May 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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If the child support is adequate, and she seems to be earning something as well, where are all the benefits coming from? The ones she seems to think she would lose if they were married.
It seems that when faced with a choice of honoring his religious beliefs or getting free money, SL's stepson chooses the free money. Go figure.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#110 May 4, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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I'm not a tax guy. My guess is that it has something to do with the daycare tax credit. But the child support itself is not part of the person's income. Spousal support IS income to the recipient and a deduction to the payor.
I'm no tax expert either, but unless things have changed, as of 1985 the custodial parent claims the dependant deduction.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#111 May 4, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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I'm no tax expert either, but unless things have changed, as of 1985 the custodial parent claims the dependant deduction.
That is the default position. However, that can be, and often is, negotiated through the divorce decree.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#112 May 4, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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3.1 has a hard time with that concept.
You have no legitimacy to bash him on that without revealing your own.
Mrs Big Johnson

Zanesville, OH

#113 May 4, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Personal attacks...charming...
Bob probably sent the pizzas
He's been laughing his a$$ off about it at family functions.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#114 May 4, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Personal attacks...charming...
Bob probably sent the pizzas
Just clarifying that George does not represent all men.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#115 May 4, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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You have no legitimacy to bash him on that without revealing your own.
Sure I do. He is the one who has chosen to wield his 3.1 as a badge of superiority.
Anon

Bucyrus, OH

#116 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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She's not rolling in dough. She does not get cash assistance or housing. She gets food stamps, daycare and health care and energy assistance. And a HUGE EIC credit. And he pays his child support and visits as often as he can. Talks to them everyday. His only work is in VA. So he has to keep a roof over his head there too. Only a 3 hour drive.
She works hard, I'm not down on her, I'm down on our system. She's only one of millions.
She went to tech college for beautician and graduated. But because of a reading disability, she just cannot pass the state license test. She is given it orally, three times, but she gets too tense and fails.
They have gone together since they were 14. The little girl was born when they were 20. She will be 4 this month and is very smart. Beat myself and her pop-pop at Go Fish and Old Maids twice each today. After we visited the horses, fed the deer, cats, and birds. All in all, she's a lucky little girl.
It is fascinating that for all your diatribes on here against single mothers getting government benefits, your own stepson will not marry the girl he has been in love with for years and years, despite the fact that she cannot get a good job. Instead, they live in separate regions and he sees the child when he can while the mother of the child lives a low-income lifestyle.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#117 May 4, 2013
Anon wrote:
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It is fascinating that for all your diatribes on here against single mothers getting government benefits, your own stepson will not marry the girl he has been in love with for years and years, despite the fact that she cannot get a good job. Instead, they live in separate regions and he sees the child when he can while the mother of the child lives a low-income lifestyle.
He would love to get married to her. She wants to wait until they are solidly employed.
Her family and ours are solid support systems for all three of them. She is not in section 8 housing, she is not in a bad neighborhood and she does not collect a welfare check. Food stamps, daycare, healthcare and some energy assistance are availbale to her.

And frankly, i'd just as well see it go to a child I know than the nameless, faceless millions of other's my husband and I support with our taxes.

Like municipal workers, at any level, who sit at their desks and are on topix all day while collecting a paycheck, benefits and pensions.

Just because they are related to me through marriage, does not mean I approve of the entitlements. Go back to the beginning of this and read what I told them both re her getting, what I consider a huge, amount from IRS because of the EIC.

I don't hold back because it is a friend or relative and you're an idiot if you have followed my posts and believe that.

The father HAD to move for his employment. He has never been out of his daughter's life. It's a 3 hour drive and he/she/we make it often. They are far better parents and productive citizens than millions of the welfare receipents.

The EIC credit is far too liberal and is bankrupting the country. That is my strong opinion and I will stay with it.

Clinton reformed welfare. Obama has gutted the requirements.

So, Anon (reader), don't speak on something unless you understand what the poster has said to begin with.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#118 May 4, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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It seems that when faced with a choice of honoring his religious beliefs or getting free money, SL's stepson chooses the free money. Go figure.
I have never mentioned his or her religious beliefs. You're quite wrong if you think I would not love them if they were different than mine.

Egggg talking to a troll again.
Anon

Bucyrus, OH

#119 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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He would love to get married to her. She wants to wait until they are solidly employed.
Her family and ours are solid support systems for all three of them. She is not in section 8 housing, she is not in a bad neighborhood and she does not collect a welfare check. Food stamps, daycare, healthcare and some energy assistance are availbale to her.
And frankly, i'd just as well see it go to a child I know than the nameless, faceless millions of other's my husband and I support with our taxes.
Like municipal workers, at any level, who sit at their desks and are on topix all day while collecting a paycheck, benefits and pensions.
Just because they are related to me through marriage, does not mean I approve of the entitlements. Go back to the beginning of this and read what I told them both re her getting, what I consider a huge, amount from IRS because of the EIC.
I don't hold back because it is a friend or relative and you're an idiot if you have followed my posts and believe that.
The father HAD to move for his employment. He has never been out of his daughter's life. It's a 3 hour drive and he/she/we make it often. They are far better parents and productive citizens than millions of the welfare receipents.
The EIC credit is far too liberal and is bankrupting the country. That is my strong opinion and I will stay with it.
Clinton reformed welfare. Obama has gutted the requirements.
So, Anon (reader), don't speak on something unless you understand what the poster has said to begin with.
If they wanted to be married, they would be. No excuses. Something tells me they don't want to give up the bennies, and he isn't interested in tucking his little one in every night. But the whole point of this is perhaps you should lighten up on judging others, eh?
Anon

Bucyrus, OH

#120 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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And frankly, i'd just as well see it go to a child I know than the nameless, faceless millions of other's my husband and I support with our taxes.
Translation: It's OK for our kind to get assistance, but not yours.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#121 May 4, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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And frankly, i'd just as well see it go to a child I know than the nameless, faceless millions of other's my husband and I support with our taxes.
That really says it all right there.

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