[The typical pattern in Europe in contrast to the U.S. is that separate agencies: a) provide support for abandoned mothers and their children, b) collect payments owed by fathers.Â Certainly this is true at least in France.Â Our system is a disaster per the below report.Â Ed Kent]
Mothers Skimp as States Take Child Support
By ERIK ECKHOLM
Many states use fathers’ payments to recoup welfare costs
and pass on none of the money to the children.
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed KentÂ 212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]