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Government Payback? Stimulus Checks Boost Child Support

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Government Payback? Stimulus Checks Boost Child Support Deadbeat dads and moms around the country are discovering that their economic stimulus checks from Washington — intended to encourage the purchase of TVs, cars, and other goods — are being intercepted and funneled toward the support of their children. Treasury Department figures obtained by the Associated Press show that more than 1.4 million of the checks have been seized since the payments began last spring, and a total of $831 million has been collected by child support agencies nationwide.

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outofhere outofhere 7 years
Good!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
its sad that the irs has to do the parents work, when the parents should want to support their children
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
That's great news!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
My boyfriend has a deadbeat ex-girlfriend. Any way to get money from her is good in my opinion :) I understand what you're saying though Rac.
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
So the money that these "deadbeat dads" were supposed to get from our taxes are now going to their children ... so, in fact, our taxes were being used as child support. Somehow, I don't know if that's what the stimulus package was intended for. I mean, I'm glad these kids are getting the money, but this just seems like sort of a byzantine way to get it to them.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
Cool! Too bad there isn't some way that deadbeat parents can be identified and assessed extra taxes each year, and then have the cash sent to their families. I know, it would just be a huge beaurocratic headache...but one can dream!
dreamsugar dreamsugar 7 years
GOOD! I used it to pay bills :D
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Well, good.
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