Deadbeat parents cost taxpayers $53 b...

Deadbeat parents cost taxpayers $53 billion

There are 69 comments on the money.cnn.com story from Nov 5, 2012, titled Deadbeat parents cost taxpayers $53 billion. In it, money.cnn.com reports that:

Over $100 billion is owed in unpaid child support -- nearly half of that to taxpayers supporting children on public assistance.

With SSM such a big issue this year, with four States voting on SSM, and with the focus of the anti gay forces on "the good of the children", I think we should look at how focused the religious right is in actually helping the children most in need.

According to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, $108 billion in total back payments was owed to parents with custody of children in 2009. If those payments aren't made and the children then need to go on public assistance, payments are supposed to be made to the government in the form of reimbursement. About 49% of that back money -- or roughly $53 billion -- is owed to the government, according to Joan Entmacher, vice president of family & economic security of the National Women's Law Center.

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Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#24 Nov 5, 2012
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JrEsq wrote:
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Yes, straights need to get their act together on the parenting issue, but queer parenting is not the answer.
Why do you conclude each of your posts with an exclamation point? Do gays see everything as orgasmic?

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#25 Nov 5, 2012
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JrEsq wrote:
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Q. If gays could reproduce, what would they use for birth control?
A. Their personalities.
JrEsq

United States

#26 Nov 5, 2012
DragonHung wrote:
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"DragonHung", Keep up the good work. I'm sure there will be a few undecided voters reading Topix that need to see how homosexuals like to deny others their right to free speech.
Keep it up (no pun intended).

“A long time ago”

Since: Nov 09

in a galaxy far, far away....

#27 Nov 5, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
Can't stop cancer either.
Doesn't mean cancer is right for everybody.
First of all, you CAN stop cancer. People do it all the time.

Second, cancer isn't "right" for ANYONE. But being gay is perfectly right for gay people. And MOST people want to be parents. It's a quintessential, near-universal drive for virtually all humans, gay or straight, single or married. It's right for many, many, many people. Some of them are qualified, some are not, but no one goes around stopping them, or banning them based on their lack of qualifications. Anyone at all is allowed to become a parent, they only need the desire. Even physical, biological obstacles don't stop anyone. It doesn't sound like you have much of a plan for stopping gay people from parenting. I promise that bitching and moaning will have zero effect.

“A long time ago”

Since: Nov 09

in a galaxy far, far away....

#28 Nov 5, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
"DragonHung", Keep up the good work. I'm sure there will be a few undecided voters reading Topix that need to see how homosexuals like to deny others their right to free speech.
Keep it up (no pun intended).
It looks like you are still speaking freely. I don't think you've had anything taken away. Your right to free speech doesn't mean that people are FORCED to listen to you. They have a right to freedom of ignoring you.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#31 Nov 5, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
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Yes, straights need to get their act together on the parenting issue, but queer parenting is not the answer.
Why do you conclude each of your posts with an exclamation point? Do gays see everything as orgasmic?
When I was a young kid growing up, my parents used to take us to visit friends in Westchester and driving through El Segundo, above Manhattan Beach, in those pre-air conditioned cars, my parents would always roll up the windows to keep the stench out of the car and reopen the windows when we hit Lincoln Blvd. above the Airport.

"uh, oh! We're in El Stinko! Quick, close those windows!"

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#32 Nov 5, 2012
EdmondWA wrote:
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It looks like you are still speaking freely. I don't think you've had anything taken away. Your right to free speech doesn't mean that people are FORCED to listen to you. They have a right to freedom of ignoring you.
You're right. These self pitying tools cannot stop wailing about their freedom of speech, how they are being silenced, yet the floods in New York did not flow as freely as their big mouths which cannot be silenced nor ignored.

If they are crying about being silenced, CAN you imagine the din if they WERE allowed to speak freely?

“A long time ago”

Since: Nov 09

in a galaxy far, far away....

#34 Nov 5, 2012
French Lipstick wrote:
So is that your excuse? The smell of El Segundo attracted you to anal intercourse?
If you truly think it's that easy to just "turn gay" from a sensory stimulus, then you should remain indoors. The world is FULL of smells and sights and sounds, you wouldn't want some wayward odor to flip your orientation switch unexpectedly.
JrEsq

United States

#37 Nov 5, 2012
EdmondWA wrote:
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It looks like you are still speaking freely. I don't think you've had anything taken away. Your right to free speech doesn't mean that people are FORCED to listen to you. They have a right to freedom of ignoring you.
My post was directed more toward those undecided voters, so they could see the childishness in "DragonHung"s posts.
JrEsq

United States

#38 Nov 5, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>You're right. These self pitying tools cannot stop wailing about their freedom of speech, how they are being silenced, yet the floods in New York did not flow as freely as their big mouths which cannot be silenced nor ignored.
If they are crying about being silenced, CAN you imagine the din if they WERE allowed to speak freely?
"CAN you imagine the din if they WERE allowed to speak freely?"
So you admit that queers try to inhibit free speech?
Chance

Grove City, PA

#39 Nov 5, 2012
FYI, homosexual parents aren't all great either. I personally know of a lesbian couple that broke up while child protective services were brought in to protect the child in the situation. Unfortunately, we'll never get any statistics on this type of situation that gays will believe. Gays won't publish this type of info, and any conservative studies would immediately be dissed by gays.
JrEsq

United States

#40 Nov 5, 2012
Chance wrote:
FYI, homosexual parents aren't all great either. I personally know of a lesbian couple that broke up while child protective services were brought in to protect the child in the situation. Unfortunately, we'll never get any statistics on this type of situation that gays will believe. Gays won't publish this type of info, and any conservative studies would immediately be dissed by gays.
The story of the homosexual couple that were arrested late in 2011 for sexually abusing several of their adopted children, and the subject of the thread linked below, has been buried by the gays-

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TT725CDF1...

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#41 Nov 5, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
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The story of the homosexual couple that were arrested late in 2011 for sexually abusing several of their adopted children, and the subject of the thread linked below, has been buried by the gays-
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TT725CDF1...
Red herring, an anomaly.

The overwhelming number of crimes against children are performed by str8s, and in a higher percentage than those committed by gay-identified people. The stats are everywhere to be read.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#42 Nov 5, 2012
KirkW wrote:
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No it's just a reminder that straight households aren't the end all and be all that you wing-nuts claim they are.
Straight parents aren't better parents or better for kids just because they are straight. Good parents are good parents because they give a shit about their kids, biological or adopted makes no difference to good parents.
Excellent !!!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#43 Nov 5, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
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The story of the homosexual couple that were arrested late in 2011 for sexually abusing several of their adopted children, and the subject of the thread linked below, has been buried by the gays-
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TT725CDF1...
Yeah. They also kept lots of animals trapped and deprived in their basement.

These people were a very sad exceptional case.

There are far more who are not like that in any way.
JrEsq

United States

#44 Nov 5, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Yeah. They also kept lots of animals trapped and deprived in their basement.
These people were a very sad exceptional case.
There are far more who are not like that in any way.
Not all straight parents are bad either, but you gays try to make it appear so.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#45 Nov 5, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
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Not all straight parents are bad either, but you gays try to make it appear so.
No. Just $53 billion worth!

And your side wants to claim that our families receiving the employment health insurance WE ALREADY PAY INTO costs the public money!!!

ROFL.
JrEsq

United States

#46 Nov 5, 2012
snyper wrote:
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No. Just $53 billion worth!
And your side wants to claim that our families receiving the employment health insurance WE ALREADY PAY INTO costs the public money!!!
ROFL.
"No. Just $53 billion worth!"
That's Obama's economy for ya!

"your side"?
Snyp, you gotta admit that the gays have taken away the middle ground.

"ROFL."
Rolling on the floor laughing means you could no longer be classified as "Successfully Analysed".

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#47 Nov 6, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
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"No. Just $53 billion worth!"
That's Obama's economy for ya!
"your side"?
Snyp, you gotta admit that the gays have taken away the middle ground.
"ROFL."
Rolling on the floor laughing means you could no longer be classified as "Successfully Analysed".
That's deadbeat heteros, fer ya.
There is NO middle ground on Civil Rights.
Only if it were mis-affect.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#48 Nov 6, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
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"CAN you imagine the din if they WERE allowed to speak freely?"
So you admit that queers try to inhibit free speech?
No, you're the ones weeping grape sized tears at how you are being silenced. I just pointed out that you seem to be loud and clear constantly.

As for silencing you, you remind me of a barking dog tied up in a back yard. You can say "quiet" 50 times and the dog will keep barking. The dog makes more sense than you do and is less boring.

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