70% of the unpaid child support nationally is owed by fathers who are pretty much poor and it is largely a myth that men of all economic brackets are just deciding to not pay child support at the same rates. So in essence the Child Support Enforcement agencies often serve the creation of debtor's prisons for fathers:
"About 70 percent of the debt is owed by men who earn $10,000 a year or less, or have no recorded wage earnings at all, according to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. Less than 4 percent is owed by men with incomes of more than $40,000.
And the poorer men are getting caught in a vicious circle. Their debts have become obstacles to getting licenses for jobs to help them produce wages to pay down the debts.
Recent research by the Urban Institute, a think tank in Washington, found that aggressive collection of debts played a crucial role in pushing low-income black men ages 25 to 34 out of lawful employment, the opposite effect policy makers might have desired."
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Married Men Spend More Than Double What Married Women Spend on Valentine's Day But Are Still Called "Less Generous"
Even though married men spend more than two times more than married women on Valentine's Day US NEWS & World Report makes a big issue about how married men spend less than single men. They also fail to mention that single men spend more than double the amount single women spend.
"A new US survey finds that on Valentine's Day, most men plan to shell out an average of $84.39 to romance their significant others. Women will spend an average of $48.13. That said, not many people get what they want when it comes to gifts.
According to a survey of more than 1,100 Americans from credit card comparison site CreditDonkey.com, 65 percent men and women will take their date out to dinner, 38 percent will buy chocolates, and 37 percent will give flowers. Problem is, the gifts don't align with what people want, the survey suggests."