Get What You Pay for and Stop Paying if You Don't

Deadbeat parents who pay child support to CSE may be labeled as "un-American"

Jim Untershine, GZS of LB, 05-02-03

It seems that the dust may soon be settling, following America's recent military outburst, forcing this country to reconstruct countries that were never really constructed in the first place. Motivated by foreigners exploiting unsafe transportation, the US waged war on the source of this terrorism. The war that has been waged regarding these people and weapons we can't seem to find, is not exactly providing the closure we paid for. Before America starts blaming another biblical country for harboring their enemies and alienating any more long time allies, perhaps we should show a little respect for our elders.

America is a country that combines many cultures that shared the same idea of freedom. Relatively speaking we are the child of the many countries who are now falling into our military crosshairs. Are we collectively rebelling against our parents? It seems like only 227 years ago we waged war on England with the help of France, but now we wage war with the help of England and urge the world to hate France. Our homeland is where we came from and not the one we're squatting on. The American Indian's are still waiting for reconstruction on the postage stamps of homeland we have allowed them to reserve.

Psychologists would probably compare this country's behavior to the "lid of the trash can coming off". Usually associated with people who finally realize their idea of success, and rather than being content with their accomplishment, they try to lash out at those who stood in their way. Examples include rock stars trashing their dressing rooms, movie stars walking off the set, and custodial parents (CP) who drop to their knees and raise their fists to the sky, screaming "The kids are mine, everything is mine, now let me punish my spouse for their foolish resistance".

The liberation of Iraq will not be complete until we establish family law in their country. We will tell them that women can force paternity on any man she feels can afford it, and then dare him to somehow deny it. We will tell them that adultery is expected in a marriage, and will never be held against them. We will tell them that it is in the best interest of their children to allow local government to take them away. We will tell them that local government will be well paid by the people of Iraq to drive the only parent capable of financially supporting their children into financial insolvency, while forcing the children to welfare. We will tell them this is the freedom they so adamantly envied, and we hope that they can live to get used to it.

There seems to be a glimmer of hope in the ongoing liberation of American families. Paternity fraud seems to be loosing its luster in many states that can afford to condemn it. \1 The child support guidelines used by some states are being scrutinized as to their fairness. \2 Judges are actually being held to answer for taking bribes in awarding custody of children. \3 Marches and protests, organized by victimized parents, are being scheduled to be held at state capitals. \4 Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agencies and privatized collection companies are being exposed for pilfering the support money for children. \5 A deadbeat dad is refusing to pay child support through (CSE) agencies to ease the financial burden on taxpayers \6

Many have tried to understand the details of how a state profits from collecting child support from deadbeats. Assume that a CP was forced to welfare and received $31,616 in benefits, is owed $178,200 in back child support, and is owed $60,885 in interest. If the deadbeat parent inadvertently wins the lotto and pays CSE the total amount owed, then the state TANF agency will deduct the benefits owed, while the state CSE agency will be awarded an incentive bonus based on a percentage of child support distributed to the CP. In the forgoing example the state TANF agency would recoup their 30% TANF investment plus the 70% paid by the taxpayers, amounting to a profit of $22,131. California reports a 13.6% federal incentive bonus on the child support distributed to the CP \7, amounting to a profit of $28,216. Although the former deadbeat has paid back the TANF benefits in full and lavished the CP with a tax-free windfall of $207,469, the taxpayers were forced to pay a total of $78,563 while the children have no legal right to a single dime. Although the deadbeat would save the taxpayers $28,216 by refusing to pay CSE, the taxpayers would be forced to pay for his incarceration and the state would be forced to lose their $9,485 TANF investment. It is interesting to note that if the California child support guideline were the same as the TANF benefits, CSE would only profit on 13.6% of the back child support interest regarding this money that never was.

Jim Carrey may be forced to lose his sense of humor, after being financially assaulted by the California family courts. \8 If Carrey fell behind in his $10,000 per month child support payments, the taxpayers may not be able to afford the incentives when he finally was able to pay, and may be regarded as un-American if he did. Jim Carrey might be summoned to a congressional hearing to provide, yet another alternate ending to his recent film entitled "The Majestic".

“I have never been a man of great conviction. I never saw the percentages in it. I suppose I lack the courage. I'm not like Derrick Miller or Louis Joy \9 , they had the market cornered on those things, but I feel I have gotten to know them. The thing is, I can't stop wondering what they would say if they were standing here right now. You know, I think they would probably tell you that the America represented in this room is not the America they died for. I think they would tell you that your America is bitter, and cruel, and small. I know for a fact that their America was big. Bigger than you can imagine, with a wide-open heart, where every person has a voice, even if you don't like what they have to say. If they were here, I wonder how you would respond if you could tell them what happened to their America. If you were to tell me that I was skating on the thin edge of contempt, then that’s probably the first thing I've heard today that I would completely agree with. I refuse to invoke the 5th amendment, but there is an amendment I would like to invoke, I wonder if anyone here is familiar with it. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances. That’s the 1st amendment and that’s everything were about, if only we could live up to it. It is the most important part of the contract that every citizen has with this country. And even though these contracts and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are just pieces of paper with signatures on them, they are the only contracts we have that are definitely not subject to renegotiations by anyone, ever. Too many people have paid for these contracts in blood. Like Derrick Miller, and Louis Joy, and all the innocent victims of misdirected anguish associated with family law.”


\1 "Paternity Fraud Legislation Sweeps Nation", U.S. Newswire,
\2 "Georgia court affirms child support laws", Associated Press,
\3 "Investigation of Judge Touched Off Wider Inquiry", New York Times,
\4 Minnesota - Confirmed, (June 7th & 8th),
\5 "Child-Support Agencies Are Subject of Bills", The New York Times,
\6 "Family Law Baseline", Jim Untershine,
\7 California Governor's Budget 2002-3, Health and Human Services,
\8 "Actor Jim Carrey's Ex-Wife Seeks More Child Support", Reuters,
\9 "Pilot was ordered to leave his home" Mac Daniel, Globe Staff,.08-28-01,; "Man kills himself on courthouse steps", Union-Tribune, 01-08-02,

Jim Untershine, 824 E Pass Rd #3, Gulfport, MS 39507,,

Jim Untershine holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University and has 13 years experience in feedback control system design. Mr. Untershine is currently using the teachings of Werner Heisenberg and Henry David Thoreau to expose Family Law in California as the exploitation of children for money and the indentured servitude of heterosexual taxpayers who dare to raise children in this country.