http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/us/01child.html?_r=1&ex=1354251600&en=998915fd20e432d6&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin This kind of blows me away....I really didn't know that this is what happens when the father pays his money to the state. WOW! How does the government expect single, low income mothers to ever be self-sufficient? Sure, I get it, we need to pay back the government for the welfare benefits...but at the expense of the child now? Why not make it a totally separate order due to two entities? Child support where 100% goes to the mothers, and then let welfare deal with collecting for the restitution/payback of benefits? When they calculate the amount the father has to pay in child support that should be totally separate from the payback he owes welfare.