Child Support

Supporting children? That sounds like a good thing, doesn’t it? That’s one way of putting it. Or you could call it “Government sponsored stealing to encourage divorce and reward people who break up families by giving them money they didn’t earn in order to subsidize single parenthood because apparantly there aren’t enough children who are being raised in fucked up single parent homes.” I think they would have called it that but “child support” has a nicer ring to it. Or “slice open the daddy so everyone else can feast off his entrails for a season: a study in short term solutions.” No, that’s too long too.

Given that child support formulas punish people who earn more and reward people for earning less, maybe we can just call it “socialism.” I like the term “stealing” but I don’t think many of these pigs feasting at the trough of somebody else’s work product are going to go for that. How is my mood today? I don’t know and don’t care. I used to feel motivated to do a good job in hopes for a raise. Now I’ve got a soviet-like kind of resignation about it. The State of Michigan just hiked up the cigarette tax yet again. Maybe I’ll become a cigarette smuggler.

2 Responses to “Child Support”

  1. Phelps says:

    If you want to smuggle cigarettes, you’ll have to compete with the terrorists, and then when you get caught, they will assume that you are a terrorist.

    I’m not in much of a mood either. I got tapped on for damned near five digits this year when you add up income tax, social security and medicare. You know what my “refund” was? $14. Fuckers.

  2. Scott says:

    Wow. You know, I never thought about child support like that, but damn, that’s a really, really good point.