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Stress is almost overwhelming

Its a little job stress, a lot of it is related to the nations current economic turn-down.

I supply health insurance to my kids. If something were to happen to my job, not only would my wife and I be without health insurance, but my kids would also not be covered.

Since my youngest child is under 18 years old, I am court ordered to pay child support and provide health insurance. If I could not make my child support payments, the Texas attorney general would want me thrown in jail.

I feel that I am in some kind of work release program. As long as I can hold a job and make child support payments, I am free to go and do as I please. When I can not make payments, then its off to jail with you.

Just for the record, I have never been in jail for child support. But there was a time when I did not have a job for a month or so. When I got behind on my payments, the Texas attorney general fined a motion asking a judge to imprison me.

What kind of justice is that? Get without a job, have no income, and the assholes at the Texas attorney general want to throw me in jail. Is that fair to me or my children? Continue Reading….

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