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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 08:13 AM
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14. I disagree with you.
"The more he works, the more he pays." Uh, yeah. He's supposed to be working FOR THEIR BENEFIT because they are HIS kids -- not mine. I'm a taxpayer in Michigan; he can pay for his own kids. And the fact you are saying "the less she works the more he pays" translates to "he's not providing child care" -- and how long has he been unemployed now?

Being a parent is a full time job. It involves raising your children, paying their bills, doing their laundry, cleaning up after them, and supervising them. Either mommy, daddy, or a child care worker gets to do it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mommy and daddy don't get paid. The day care lady does. Two parents available to do so -- and it sounds like mommy is the one doing it in this case, which means she's not out earning an income, which means daddy needs to so the children have that whole "food and shelter" thing.

The Michigan economy totally bites at the moment. I live here; I get it. But his NUMBER ONE PRIORITY needs to be his kids. He collected unemployment money for months. We both know damn good and well he didn't spend every available minute he was awake looking for work, or coming up with new ways to earn money because that's not how people behave UNLESS they have a reason to do so -- like needing money REALLY, REALLY BADLY. It doesn't sound like "paying his child support" was a good enough incentive for him; perhaps "not going to jail" will be.

He and his ex made the decision not to work together; maybe he was the world's greatest husband, who just chose to sleep with a stupid, evil bitch, got her pregnant, and was completely stunned because of it because he didn't know about condoms or something. Or maybe he was in love with the woman at one point, but they couldn't make it work, so they parted on good terms. I don't care which scenario is true -- I just want him to pay his damn child support so *I* don't have too. I don't care what his excuses are, I don't care what his reasons are (unless he's been hospitalized or something because of an unfortunate car accident and is going through therapy due to his missing limbs), I don't CARE -- PAY THE DAMN BILLS SO YOUR KIDS DON'T END UP HOMELESS.

How tough is this to understand?
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