Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 08:52:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Stuart Miller (smiller@CapAccess.org)
To: American Fathers Coalition (afc@CapAccess.org)
Washington -- Undisclosed White House Officials expressed delight over
the prospect of the amount of child support that could be collected through
the assistance of cloning.
"Dolly" the first ever adult cloned mammal has inspired child support
collection officials who are expected to heavily lobby ethics and human
rights committees to make exceptions for human cloning for fathers who
are behind in their child support.
Officials are hoping to be given administrative authority to order
fathers to relinquish DNA samples for cloning. "This way, even fathers
with minimum wage jobs could produce more income for women and
children," said one official, "because technically, all of the clones
would be responsible for support."
Opponents say this is just an effort for the administration to try to
qualify the $34 Billion lie they promulgated in 1992. Elaine Sorensen of
the Urban Institute was commissioned by HHS to to conjure up a
fictitious amount of child support that "could" be collected, based on
the concept that all fathers are fully employed, all fathers only have
one child, and all fathers start paying child support at the birth of
the child, based on the highest guidlines in the country. "The only way
they could come close to qualifying the $34 billion number," said one
opponent, "would be to clone employed, non-disabled fathers who don't
have any drug, alcohol, psychological, educational or job-skill
difficulties. But, compassion and 'feeling the pain' of fathers in need
is something that is totally absent from this child support system.
"Further, there are no laws anywhere in the country that require that
child support be spent on the children," said another opponent, "this is
just more malarky from the anti-father/anti-family forces at the Maternal
Revenue Service... or is it?"
Courtesy American Fathers Coalition (afc@CapAccess.org)
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