I know why this country is broke and going down the tubes.
Because people like my exhusband, who has never paid his taxes that he has owed from back in the 1980s, is getting a tax refund this year. Thanks to the 3-year statute of limitations on back taxes and the Earned Income Tax Credit, this man, who has never paid into the system the entire 18 years I've know him, is getting a check from the government!
Unfortunately for him (he tends to spend the check monies before he actually had the check inhand!), The State of Ohio has seized his refund for some back child support they think he owes me. We setteled that debt, for over $8,000 less that he really owed me (part of something is better than all of nothing), so Ohio still thinks I am due money from him and seized not only this year's refund but his stimulous check last year as well.
He called me all upset. He was sure I had done this to him ON PURPOSE!!!! And he was going to GET ME FOR IT!!!
AFter I calmed him down, I suggested that since he was the attorney (yes, really), maybe he should be the one to notify Cuyahoga County of their error. In the meantime, I got a money order for his money and sent it to him. He tried to give me a time frame in which to accomplish this but I did it at my own convenience. Quite frankly, I don't care when his rent is due. Not My Problem Anymore!!
This time, I'm taking out the cost of the money order and my gas to go get it. I'm through doing this man favors!!
He owed me $40,000 in unpaid child support and got our younger daughter emacipated behind my back. She was due child support, according to Indiana law, until she graduated from college. He snuck into Ohio court and got her emancipated under Ohio law behind our backs. He has not, to my knowledge, contributed anything to her college expenses. Not one thin dime. I gave her a big chunk of the back child support to help but she's still in school. And on the Dean's list, too!! She's doing quite well without him.
If a non-productive asshole like my exhusband can get a government check, we're really in trouble!!