From Welfare State to Police State
By Stephen Baskerville
Welfare reform in the United States has shifted the role of welfare agencies from distributing money to collecting itnot from taxpayers but from divorced fathers. Despite the stereotype of the deadbeat dad as a wealthy playboy squiring around his new trophy wife in a bright red Porsche, federal officials have acknowledged that most unpaid child support is uncollectible because it is owed by fathers who are as poor as or poorer than the mothers and children.
|Other Independent Review articles by Stephen Baskerville|
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