Monday, June 27, 2005

The Real Reason Your State Doesn't Want You to have Shared Parenting

When custody is 50/50, or even close to that, neither parent pays any child support unless one makes much more money than the other. In most 50/50 cases there is no child support owed at all.

The Federal government offers incentives for states to collect child support in the form of money. The way the Feds determine how much each state gets is based on how much the state collects from the non-custodial parents. The more they collect, the more the state gets. The less they collect, the less federal grants.

So, with this in mind, I think anyone with any common sense can see that the state workers are more interested in their 'budget' than they are interested in 'the best interest of the child.' This is a perfect example of a run-away budget and it is not the only one.

7 Comments:

Blogger xcanuk said...

Also consider the fact that millions if not billions of dollars are collected at the beginning of each month and placed into the coffers of the government for up to 4 weeks before disbursement to the rightful recipient. How much interest is collected in that 4 week time period on those millions? And who recieves that? Oh must be to pay for administration...No wait thats what I pay taxes for!

6/28/2005 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous 12gagemoses said...

Questions; so the state collects the money from one parent and holds it for some time and then gives it to the other parent? Does the state tax that also? Does either parent pay the state directly in anyway? What are all the ways the state receives money from the child support laws? I have no kids yet so I am here trying to understand so I can help.

6/28/2005 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

Wait a minute... I've never heard of federal "incentives" for monies collected by the state for child support. My BD detector is flickering yellow on this. Can somebody show me proof that that is true? Not assertions... proof.

6/28/2005 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger The Geezer said...

Mark, you are a bright guy. You have a great blog. But ya gotta pull yer head out, dude, and understand the program.

To quote from this article, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/229506_manleycustody22.html?searchpagefrom=1&searchdiff=6
the new acting head of OSE says, "The more money Washington collects, Capestany added, the more federal funds the state gets."

Capestany admits that it IS about the money, not the friggin' kiddy-kins.

More from the article: Adolfo Capestany, scheduled to take over as acting chief of the state's Division of Child Support in July, is unapologetic about the state's tactics. In fact, he is proud.

Figures, he is the old flackmeister for Ray L. Weaver, who was "helped" out of the job.

Is that proof enough, not assertions? I certainly hope so. Now, go out behind the barn, flog yourself, then come back in and sit at the patriarchy table nicely. Oh, and mind yer manners, too.

Geezer

6/28/2005 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Geez Geezer - Go easy on me. So ya got me hooked... there's smoke... now I want fire. Do you know the specific law or admin rule that describes how states get more money from the feds for screwing dads?

I don't understand how the feds get involved with a child support which is a state matter. Where does the money come from? Under what authority?

6/30/2005 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger One man said...

It doesn't matter if they screw dads or moms as long as they get to collect from someone.

6/30/2005 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger The Geezer said...

Mark--It is HHS funds, and remember when this con game started, it was to reduce welfare payments. We quickly got away from that when they realized that it was not reducing welfare payments.

Now, we had this bureaucracy, and it was admittedly ineffective, so they respun it by inventing the deadbeat dad, and speculating that the hoard was ready to skip town, and hence, CS enforcement was respun as a prophilactic. The Feddle gub'mint's interest is now in reducing the kids on medicaid, hence the enforcement of medical insurance orders. Funny, that, as the FU-WA has so much extra medicaid money that ex-Gub Locke was on the radidio a year or so back, pimpin' for more kids to get on the feddle gub'mints tit and get signed up for medicaid.

I don't have the exact feddle legistaion at hand. The states, if they manipulate the numbers right, get a 20% override on money they collect.

The incentive, then, is to get guys (majorly guys) who would normally pay under the thumb of slavemeister OSE. Drives collections up, with little or no work.

Actually, I am preparing a comprehensive list for public disclosure to OSE which includes getting that exact feddle law and a breakdown on what the incentives are, as well as the law that mandates a report from our legislature on the CS review "star chamber" commission that is now meeting.

Oh, and it is a state matter when they want it to be, and a feddle matter when they want it to be. There was recently lawsuits filed in like, 44 of the 50 states, in federal court, to compel shared parenting. The feddle black robed robber-barons dismissed without a hearing because it was a state matter. But not when the rad-fems lapdogs, and thier minions who run the bureaucracies at the state level desire more money, then it is up to Uncle Sugar to step in.



Geez.

7/01/2005 06:37:00 AM  

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