Children paying down the federal deficit
To the Editor
I am writing you so you can make the general public aware of Public Law 109-171. This is a federal law that has made it mandatory for the children of our country to pay money to help reduce the federal deficit. According to this law, ALL child support cases that go through the State of Tennessee Child Support Services Office and have never received welfare are required to pay $25/per year per case after the first $500 in support is reached. I urge you and your readers to contact their United States Congressional Representatives at once to urge them to help repeal this law.
Does the United States of America really need children to help reduce the deficit?! Please keep in mind that children who are receiving support come from broken homes and now our government is taking money from babies now to cover the federal debt. Also let me remind you that not just any children are paying this debt off but the ones who have never been on welfare!! How outrageous is this? To be penalized for not being on welfare is beyond ridiculous.
And yes, I am a single mom who receives child support and I have never been on welfare. Child support is not extra money, it is money needed to support (i.e. feed, clothe and keep a roof over their heads) my children. I am pretty sure there are other ways of mandatory requiring U.S. citizens of paying off the debt. I just don't think they need to start with our children.