I got a call on my answering machine last night for my ex-husband. Considering that we have been divorced for almost 11 years to the day come March, I was surprised to say the least. I wrote down the number and called the lady back today.
I explained that we were divorced and had been for nearly 11 years and asked how she got the number. Apparently, they ran a check going way back found a common address and then traced forward to me. I gave Ms. M the address I had for him (his mothers--he's 45 years old and still lives with his mommy).
Ms. M was very nice. She gave me his current address and she had the phone number I did--his mother's of course. We exchanged some information. She said if she found any more information, she'd call me. I asked her what she was calling about expecting to not get an answer due to assorted confidentiality laws, etc.
She told me.
The rat-bastard-son-of-a-bitch (yes, his mother is a bitch) applied for and GOT
a federal school loan. The goddamned federal government is giving him money when he owes me more than $11k in child support and owes the mother of his second child more than $6k in child support. The IRS seizes his refund (when he actually files his taxes) and gives it to us. Yet, they are giving him money.
Being delinquent on your child support can get your license revoked, can cause denial of many benefits from the government and they still gave him the money. Our government is fucked.
And people wonder why I am so anti-entitlement programs. This is a picture perfect example. If he wants to go to school, he can get off his lazy, irresponsible, good-for-nothing ass and work for it. Like the taxpayers will ever get that money back. I'm busting my ass to pay taxes and loans and he's incapable of holding a job for more than two years, has long gaps in his employment history and is a fucking moron who is getting some of the money I pay in taxes.
I don't fucking believe it.
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