Court Forces Man to Pay $65K in Child Support. But it's Not His Kid...
Usually when we hear child support tales of woe, it has to do with a deadbeat dad refusing to take responsibility for his kids. That is if "mom" didn't off one of them at her local Planned Parenthood. This time the courts are going after one unfortunate man for $65,000 in child support. The only problem? The chitlin in question doesn't belong to him. Like at all. But apparently such scientific niceties like DNA test results matter not to the State of Texas. Small details. Check it out:
Gabriel Cornejo's story of being told by a court to pay $65,000 for a child that DNA proves isn't his is making headlines worldwide. Cornejo will be back in court late this month.
Cornejo's ex-girlfriend swore in court more than a decade ago that he was the father of her child. Cornejo was served with child support papers just last year and by then, the debt had risen to nearly $65,000. He claims he never knew about it and a DNA test last year proved he wasn't the dad.
So that should be a done deal, yes? Nope...
But in Texas, that doesn't matter.
Cornejo says the claim of his responsibility is based on deductions from his paychecks in 2003 for child support. Cornejo and his lawyer suggest there were just three or four deductions for $50 each. He claims he didn't see them back then -- the pay stubs are long gone -- and because he didn't fight them in 2003, Texas law could make him liable for the whole debt now.
The child is now in her late teens and has been raised off of government assistance. Hence the state is going after Cornejo. They want their moneys back STAT. Since this guy had deductions over ten years ago, they think they're owed. But instead of saying "hey, how about since this wasn't your kid you pay back what you deducted" they're going after him for a crap ton more. $65,000 is kind of overkill for a few deductions, no?
This all could have been avoided had the state simply not given out "free" financial assistance in the first place. Problem solved!
Also, this is further proof that "free" government help is never truly free (see Five Shocking "Free" Things Illegals Got Under Obama That You Didn't). Someone still has to pony up the cash. Enter the taxpayer. Or, in this case, some poor, random sap who has no relation to this kid. Which could also be summed up as the taxpayer. It's a rather appropriate analogy, isn't it? Some poor schlub is taxed for sh!t he was never responsible for. Hmm...
This is the pretzel states twist themselves into when constantly shoveling handouts into people's grabby jam hands. The truth is, this man is no more responsible for this debt than the rest of us. But, like the rest of us, the government will try to force him to contribute his "fair share." See The Atlantic Goes Full Moron: "Give All Illegals Affordable or Free College NOW!"
Behold, the fruit of leftist policies at work.