We have alot of issues this term. One of the most over looked is Dead Beat Dads. The Thing about Dead beat dads is that most are not well off,
rich or even have a job. Dead beat dads is a real problem, not only in America but in Mexico also.
"Family Values Don’t Stop At The Rio Grande"
That’s a slogan George W. Bush uses to justify illegal immigration.
And it’s true—family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande or any other river.
Everybody has family values. It’s just that some family values are better than others.
Thousands of Mexican men use emigration to abandon their wives and children.
For them, that’s family values. Our open borders and encouragement of illegal immigration help these Mexican deadbeat dads dump their families.
“In Tremecino 25% of the mothers are left alone with their children, expecting a husband who may return this year, in 2 years or more, if at
In highly publicized raids, federal agents have hauled in 69 "deadbeat dads" from 29 states over the past few weeks, and are still hunting for 33
more. The Bush administration boasts that it is sending a message to deadbeats. However, the high-living deadbeat dad who stiffs his kids is largely a
Arizona State University researcher Sanford Braver, who over an eight year period conducted the largest federally funded study of divorced dads ever
done, found that unemployment was the largest factor behind nonpayment of child support, and noted that his findings were "consistent with virtually
all past studies on the topic."
Most "deadbeat dads" are actually "dead broke," either because they have low-wage jobs, are unemployed, or are deep in arrears on unrealistic and
crushing child support obligations. According to Bruce Walker, the Oklahoma District Attorney who ran the state's child-support enforcement program
for three years and jailed hundreds of fathers for nonpayment, these men are "seldom the mythical monsters described by politicians."
Bush plans to intercept gambling winnings of 'deadbeat dads'
The Bush Administration wants to expand the collection of overdue child support payments by making it legal for the Government to intercept winnings
from casinos, racetracks and other forms of gambling.
The budget President George Bush plans to release in three weeks will include about $US40million ($68million) over five years to set up a data system
to link the names of parents who owe child support with the names of gambling winners, the Health and Human Services Secretary, Tommy Thompson,
announced on Monday.
For some men showing up in court for being habitually behind in child support, their choice is jail or a vasectomy.
Family Court Judge D. Michael ``Mickey'' Foellger has given the option to a few men who had multiple children and were tens of thousands of dollars
behind on their child support.
Foellger said he considers it an effective way to get his message across - that having children is a responsibility.
``If these children are in poverty because these guys are not paying their child support, I have no qualms about it,'' he said of his policy. ``I
don't think these men deserve to have any more children.''
Foellger, the only family court judge in northern Kentucky's Campbell County, said he has never ordered a man to have a vasectomy.
Republicans Cut "legitimate interest" Anchor
It's no secret that the old media has strong ties to the Democrat Party. The huge contrast between "analysis" of events during Democrat and
Republican administrations has proven that over and over again. From about the 1970s through to the last presidential election, Democrats and their
media outlets made sure the public knew how proud they were to have fewer male ... ah ... more female votes than Republicans – the so-called "gender
It didn't matter that the extra share of the pro-Democrat females were being persuaded by feminist extremists and that the feminist agenda was
actually put together by a coalition of organized crime, anti-West leftist extremists, and homosexuals interested in destroying the American family.
It had become an agenda that benefited the Democrat Party, and that was good enough for the old media. Let loose the dogs of chaos.
Republicans are still obviously quite worried about that "gender gap." It's obvious that they still feel the need to pick up more female votes and
shed themselves of more of those irritating male votes – else the old media might pick on them again. All I can suggest to loyal Republican males is
to help them by not voting for them.
On the campaign trail the Kerry's look like a devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky brood. But like many upper crust families, the Kerry's too have a dark
history; one swirling in a shadowy fog of divorce, depression, thoughts of suicide, and perhaps even deadbeat parenting.
We ask for nothing less before we consider whether or not to put a potential deadbeat dad in the White House.
[edit on 6-8-2004 by SpittinCobra]