View Poll Results: Are people who receive child support payments "moochers"?

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  • No. They deserve some help.

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    Child support, and moochers

    Are people who receive child support payments "moochers"?
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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    If they badmouth a good father to his children or refuse to allow him free and open visitation while they try to turn his children against him, they are worse than moochers.
    Last edited by Ray410; 03-18-13 at 03:32 AM.

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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    No. They are raising children for whom another person is partially responsible for. May as well ask if people who receive paychecks are moochers.

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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    No. They are raising children for whom another person is partially responsible for. May as well ask if people who receive paychecks are moochers.
    This is not always the case. Some are welfare queens who let the kid live with the other parent, so long as they get the child support payment, which they don't even use on the kid. It's often little more than one parent (the mom usually) bribing the other.

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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    This is not always the case. Some are welfare queens who let the kid live with the other parent, so long as they get the child support payment, which they don't even use on the kid. It's often little more than one parent (the mom usually) bribing the other.
    I have never heard of the non-custodial parent receiving child support.

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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    I'm fairly impartial on this.

    I lean towards giving help to those who actually need it to properly raise a child.

    On the other hand I don't think having a child or children should automatically qualify you for a tax break. Though I'm not particularly against it either.
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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Are people who receive child support payments "moochers"?
    How can a child be a moocher?
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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How can a child be a moocher?
    Have you never met a teenager!?!

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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How can a child be a moocher?
    In spite of how we like to phrase the situation, children are also not the receivers of CS. Parents/guardians are. Some parents/guardians spend the money for the kids properly, some do not.
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    Re: Child support, and moochers

    If the parents jointly created the children, then why would receiving payments from the non-custodial parent be considered 'mooching'?

    It's not tax payer dollars, it is the parents money.

    I don't follow this thinking that it's mooching AT ALL.
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