Fathers and Poverty Or Lack Thereof

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Annie
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    Having hovered around the poverty line, due to divorce, I know of what he is speaking. Raspberry is a writer that I usually disagree with, but when he writes something like this, I keep reading him for a couple years.

    Luckily for my kids though we haven't much money, I am educated and they are getting ahead too. It's just wrong though, that fathers can leave their children in this financial predicament, through illegitamacy or divorce. Child support was reevaluated once in 9 years, the children's father makes over $200k per year now, but his obligations ended with their 18th birthdays. By the time the kids finish college, they will have over $40k in school loans, financed by the taxpayers.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/31/AR2005073101075_pf.html

     
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    Like my pastor always says, "A man who is unwilling to support his family is the scum of the Earth." I agree whole-heartedly.
     
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    As a divorced father of a son I certainly can concur that any parent who neglects thier children in ANY way are the scum of the earth. I think it's more than unfortunate that family law in so many states is so anti-male that many loving and providing fathers are deprived of the right to raise or even see thier children. The ratio of dead beat parents would be much more even if states weren't so eager to make sure that the mother retains custody of the children.
     

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