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And I thought check-cashing places charged high fees...

Glenn and I subscribe to a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005N7QA?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B00005N7QA”emForbes/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B00005N7QA” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / which I was reading this morning and caught an article on Tim Geithner. The article was good, but the more interesting tidbit I found was one about how debt-collection agencies are one of the winners of the stimulus package (in a highlighted box within the same article). Get a load of this:br /br /blockquoteDebt-collection agencies. They thrive on others’ misfortunes, of course. They’ll really love the $1 billion headed for states to help them collect child support. Nearly every state outsources deadbeat-dad services to companies like a href=”http://www.supportkids.com/child-support”Supportkids,/a an Austin, Tex. firm that was recently sued by the state of Virginia for alledgedly interfering with the enforcement of child support obligations by taking 34% of the debt it collects as a fee. (The company says the suit is “the result of a lack of comunication with the state” and hopes it will be resolved before going to trial.)/blockquotebr /br /Yeah, right, lack of communication. Anyway, why should the stimulus package use tax payers’ money to subsidize a group of sharks like Supportkids charging outrageous fees for shaking down “deadbeat dads”? And what about deadbeat-moms of which there are many? br /br /I propose that all the men out there who are not collecting child support from these women sign up with this company. Apparently, Supportskids is quite successful as they state:br /br /blockquoteSupportkids is the leader in non-traditional child support enforcement, providing an alternative to government agencies. With over 16 years in business, our total collections exceed $400 million. We collect over to $3.9 million every month for families all across the nation, many of whom went years without child support payments./blockquotebr /br /My guess is that dads don’t try and collect from women who don’t pay. But if they do, I hope they’re smart enough not to pay a 34% commission.