SC Deadbeat Parents Owe $1.5 Billion

AT LEAST …  Deadbeat parents in South Carolina racked up $1.5 billion in child support arrearages from 2010-2014, according to federal data.  That’s up from $1.3 billion during the five fiscal years leading up to 2010. And that could be only half the actual amount … “Nobody really knows the…


Deadbeat parents in South Carolina racked up $1.5 billion in child support arrearages from 2010-2014, according to federal data.  That’s up from $1.3 billion during the five fiscal years leading up to 2010.

And that could be only half the actual amount …

“Nobody really knows the real total,” one analyst told us. “I think it is double this.”

Not helping matters?  The Palmetto State’s ongoing child support enforcement problems.

South Carolina updated its child support formulas for the first time in eight years last summer (states are supposed to do that every four years), but governor Nikki Haley‘s Department of Social Services (SCDSS) continues to struggle with the creation of an enforcement database.

“South Carolina has one of the harshest regimes in the country when it comes to punishing parents who don’t pay,” an MSNBC report from earlier this year noted. “And there’s no evidence that the punitive measures are working: According to federal data, the state is actually below the national average in every single measure of how effectively it is collecting child support funds.”

Depressing all around, huh?  Yup …


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Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 5:07 pm

How freakin’ hard can this be. You owe child support, each month you provide a check to the state. They cash it, issue a check to the recipient. You miss a payment, you go to jail for a weekend. Miss two payments, jail for three days including Friday. Miss three payments, you pull five weekends of community service. Miss four payments, you go to jail for a month, and the court sells your iPhone and car.

Bible Thumper November 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Well it can get confusing. Say you have three different kids with three different ol’ladies, but only one will sleep with ya. Well first you pay the one that puts out. Then you only have enough for one of the others. The fuzz locks ya up and ya miss work, if boss man don’t fire ya and ya can’t pay any of them and the first one no longer puts out. What’s a guy to do?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

That’s not complicated. Try again.

Bible Thumper November 17, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Each of the ol’ladies have kids with several men. His money is going to support those kids. DSS can’t keep track of the kids. The money is going to the ma, but the kids with grandma. I would live wid one of the baby mamas and save on rent, but she’ll lose her EBT if I’m hmmm he caught living there. After paying for a 40oz Olde English 800 and scratch off tickets, there’s no money left.

shifty henry November 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm

got it …

erneba November 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Love that line about “the can of beans.”

shifty henry November 17, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Sorta’ sounds like Charlie Sheen, doesn’t it?

shifty henry November 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Child Support Agency Forms: The
following are all replies that women have put on Child Support Agency forms in
the section listing a father’s details:

Regarding the identity of the father of my twins, child A was fathered by Jim Munson. I am unsure as to the identity of the father of child B, but I believe that he was conceived on the same night.

I am unsure as to the identity of the father of my child as I was being sick out of a window when taken unexpectedly from behind. I can provide you with a list of names of men that I think were at the party if this helps.

I do not know the name of the father of my little girl. She was conceived at a party at 3600 Grand Avenue where I had unprotected sex with a man I met that
night. I do remember that the sex was so good that I fainted. If you do manage
to track down the father can you send me his phone number? Thanks.

I don’t know the identity of the father of my daughter. He drives a BMW that now
has a hole made by my stiletto heel in one of the door panels. Perhaps you can
contact BMW service stations in this area and see if he’s had it replaced.

I cannot tell you the name of child A’s dad as he informs me that to do so would blow his cover and that would have
cataclysmic implications for the national economy. I am torn between doing
right by you and right by the country. Please advise.

Peter Smith is the father of child A. If you
do catch up with him can you ask him what he did with my Grateful Dead CDs?

From the dates it seems that my daughter was conceived at Disney World. Maybe it
really is the Magic Kingdom.

So much about that night is a blur. The only thing that I remember for sure is Julia
Child did a program about eggs earlier in the evening. If I’d have stayed in and watched more TV rather than going to the party at 146 Miller Drive, mine might have remained unfertilized.

I am unsure as to the identity of the father of my baby, after all when you eat a
can of beans you can’t be sure which one made you fart.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

No, after you pay your ” rent a wheel ( 22s or 24s ) bill ” nothing is left over.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 7:21 am

Had one yesterday, a purple Charger with new 24s, water pump was bad. Very expensive since a 2.7 litre. He said he would have to check with his accountant ! LOL.

President of Dicklandia November 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

When you put losers in jail for perpetuity it actually costs the state more than just signing over a check to their cum dumpster.

Tazmaniac November 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

You seem like a guy that works in a bean counting or number crunching job. You should know that there is no way they are going to enforce laws across the board. The saying you can’t get blood out of a turnip applies here. They brutalize the responsible guys who are actually trying and mostly paying, and the turnips get lip service only because the incarceration costs are higher than just putting the baby mamas on welfare. We need to get the balls to lockup these sperm spewers in work camps with sterilization as a the only parole option. If the baby mamas won’t help ID the daddy, lower their benefits. In the mid 80s I was paying up to $385 a WEEK out of a $570 net check at my primary job for the first two years (don’t let anyone tell you that Florida has no alimony). After that it dropped to $285 and my ex went for welfare and Medicaid even though my kids were on my plan. Got a letter from the Feds stating I had to pay for those benefits or go to prison. I took my trusty shoe box full of receipts to a Fed clerk lady who told me up front that guys like me who won’t take care of their children disgust her and that she would be happy to ensure I go to prison. The look on her face when she saw my records was priceless. My ex was making more than her. Bottom line, when I said okay I’m in the clear but obviously she has been committing fraud so are you going to arrest her? Her response, what kind of man would want to see the mother of his children go to prison? This how it works, Laws and penalties are for the people willing to follow them. It cost to much to really have Law Enforcement.

idcydm November 17, 2015 at 8:50 pm

I feel for you, I had a similar situation happen to me. Even though I had records my lawyer said pay the $1200 because it will cost you more to go to court to prove their record system was screwed up. He even had a friend that was a lawyer have to do the same thing I did. A couple of years later the state collection agency said I was ahead in payments and didn’t need to pay for a while, I knew that was wrong so I kept paying support through the agency. A year later they said I should start my payment again, they had no clue what was going. At least I knew my kids were being supported because my ex said she was receiving checks monthly. When the ex received the extra $1200 she knew it a mistake the agency made, when I asked her for it she just laughed and kept it. Like you said, laws are for people willing to follow them.

shifty henry November 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm


Today is my daughters 18th birthday…….
I’m so glad that this is my last child support payment. Month after month, year after year, those payments!

I called my baby girl to come over to my house, and when she got there, I said to her, “Baby girl, I want you to take this last check over to your
Mama’s house; You tell her that this is the last check she’s ever going to get from me, then I want you to come back here and tell me the expression she had on her face.”

So my baby girl took the check over to her. I was so anxious to hear what the ex had to say and how she took it.

As my baby girl walked through the door, I said, “Well now .. what did she have to say?”

“She told me to tell you that you ain’t my Daddy

Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Oh, you know that’s a lie.

Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm

I hear ya. I had mine auto-deposited from my employer directly to her account every other week. At some point I agreed to pay a little more. Took a couple weeks to make that adjustment – so I mailed her a check. She sent it back return to sender. So the first check I took to her attorneys office, said here it, she sent it back return to sender (after I had my attorney’s office make a copy of it). The second check – I paid a courier $80 to deliver it to her place of employment. Guy called me up, said done, asked him how it went. All he said was a) she was really mad and b) you’re a lucky man to be rid of her.

Uncle Sam November 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm

The entire state is a deadbeat.

Denny November 17, 2015 at 5:35 pm

We have lot of poor people so this makes sense.

pogo November 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

I told them the kid wasn’t mine. I even showed them my dick can’t get hard.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 7:13 am

You don’t have a dick, it’s a pee thing.

SYNTwist November 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

I can’t imagine a way to make a guy pay who has no money!

Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Put him to work wiping shit off of dogs for all I care. I paid for 10 years, never missed a payment. Not one.

Sperm Donar Dad November 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

BRAD ECKSTROM hasn’t paid one cent since his baby was born.

Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Put him in jail.

Justus November 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm

She can’t, his Daddy has government connections.

Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm

See, that’s bullshit.

Justus November 17, 2015 at 11:15 pm

What is specifically bullshit? That his Daddy has connections? Or are you doubting the veracity?

Rocky Verdad November 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm

That his Daddy has connections. He should be facing jail time – Daddy would pay then.

Justus November 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm


Bobd November 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

That is the problem today. The younger generation is not held accountable for their actions. They all cry “the parents are responsible!! They worked hard all their lives and they have the money so they should pay””

STFU freeloader November 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm

Rocky has a Non Citizen mother in law that gets a taxpayer subsidy for Obamacare while the rest of us REAL Americans struggle to pay our health care premiums.

Ain’t that rich. Rocky wants to put daddy’s in jail while he games the system?

Justus November 17, 2015 at 11:22 pm

Well, that sucks a dong too. I thought you were doing well financially?

huh? November 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm

I thought Rocky was as well.Why do you think he is fucking the taxpayers?

Justus November 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Well it’s a free for all. Almost everyone is collecting some type of government check now-a-days, amirite?

:( November 17, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Ain’t that sad.

Hippocritter November 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

You shouldn’t be so sad about it, how else would you be getting your check flip/pogo etc.?

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

He’s not. He’s following the law to the letter. Pogo is just upset because the trailer rent is due.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 9:36 am

Tax cheat Rocky rides again.

mamatiger92 November 18, 2015 at 8:27 am

“Look how the liberals on FitsNews try and silence differing opinions with threats and taunts not only against the contributors they disagree with but their families as well.”

pogo November 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

Rocky thinks it’s okay to call women whores and diparage their families.See Palin thread.You lying,God hating liberals get no pass from me on the sewage that comes out of your ISIS supporting asses.

I am sure he will get around to you…shoe fits etc….

mamatiger92 November 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

Kind of like you & Obama’s wife & children?

pogo loves Putin! November 18, 2015 at 8:58 am

What a lovely family.Michele looks like a man and Barack governs like a pussy. Perfect fit.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

Of course I love Putin. I love taxes. I’m a good little communist. I hate socialists because they aren’t left enough for me. LMAO!!!!

mamatiger92 November 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

But where did you honeymoon? That’s the most important question.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:41 am

In Hell. Lucifer can’t leave very often.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

Why?Do you cheat on your husband?Not interested.

Josh Duggar November 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

Us cheaters aren’t so bad!

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm


Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 8:59 am

HA HA HA Mama shuts you down again ! Enjoy your worthless existence !

pogo November 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

I see the med tray just came around at the nursing home.Pancakes today?Have the nurse wipe your ass today.You shit on yourself all day yesterday.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 9:03 am

HA HA HA, I’m doing great thanks ! Why do you even try to best mama? She really shines the light on you fool !

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 9:11 am

See, proof once more that Pogo, Flip, blah-blah – whoever – is indeed the Grand Tampon.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 9:24 am

I know that for sure because it’s ALWAYS stupid.

mamatiger92 November 18, 2015 at 9:20 am

like shooting fish in a barrel

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

More fun than a barrel of monkeys !

proud dem November 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

Leave Obama out of this.He is my President.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:18 am

Mine too, elected in 2 landslides, Hillary will be also ! 20 years !

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Or Flip in a Barrel

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 9:11 am

You a little touchy – puttin’ vodka in the coffee this morning – or are you Bristol’s love daddy. You know you’ll need to pay support for that child.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 9:39 am

What a father you must be.May not be a deadbeat financially but from your comments on Fits you are apparently a deadbeat emotionally.

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm


pogo November 18, 2015 at 8:45 am

Rocky Verdad mamatiger92 • 16 hours ago

Notice what she’s holding in her hand says whore too!!!


idcydm Rocky Verdad • 15 hours ago

I’m no Palin fan but come one.


What a shame you and Rocky engage in such banter?Liberals like you have no social morals.

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

Get a grip – it’s joke Ohio Joe. Look at the paper she’s holding, it reads Horto

Dr. Seuss November 18, 2015 at 10:04 am

Horton Hears a Who?

Slartibartfast November 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm

No.. I think it’s Horton Hears a Hoer – a Paleolithic agricultural tome.

Rocky Verdad November 18, 2015 at 9:09 am

Blow me – a kiss as your leaving now – Blow me – a kiss —— don’t like the law, change it. BTW I pay premiums and co-pays. Don’t like – tough tities for you.

Sally Verdad November 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

I blew you this morning daddy.

flip November 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

I can’t keep my hands to myself, just ask my kids! LMAO!!!

oh no! November 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

stumpknocker must have got served.Where is he?

D. Fannin November 18, 2015 at 10:37 am

Your really real lawyer really sent it off, and not just into his really real paper shredder, right?

How close is the nearest school to you? No less than a mile or two hopefully.

Rocky LIes Again!!! November 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

OH MY!!! Ya may just get yourself sued,Boz Jr.!!!! LMAO!!!!Get him Blair!!!

Blair Pettrey November 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm

For the record – I did not write that comment. in fact, that’s not actually true.

Blair Pettrey November 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Should every “sperm donor” be required to pay, absolutely. Is the process a joke? Absolutely; especially having to do it out of state. Brad doesn’t even legally have DCFS (as we call it here in Maryland) ‘court’ until next week. Will he be required to pay as much as I do a month to support ‘our’ child, of course not. Will he be required to pay even a 1/10th of it? Of course not. My monthly costs to raise my child surpass $2000 a month after child care, health care, food, clothing, diapers,time etc. And will Brad have to pay 1/10th of that? No. But obviously my daughter is far better off not having ‘that sperm donor around’ (or, let me correct myself, that sperm donor refuses to be around his daughter no matter how much I begged). Brad did pay once in September, so whoever wrote what they did prior; is unaware of our situation, obviously. But what or when or how much Brad paid, is not of concern to anyone but DCFS. I appreciate whoever thinks they know my life/circumstances –> but none of you do. I was laughing at this article,as I sent it to a friend, and then happened to read the comments, which is the only reason I am now responding. I obviously have nothing to defend Brad on –> because he has not given or done what he should for his daughter; however regardless of who his father is, if you are a legal sperm donor, which Brad is ;), he will be required to pay the measly couple hundred bucks he will.

Point of Order November 19, 2015 at 8:29 am

Maybe next time you’ll wait to have sex with someone who has committed to you in some way, you know, like marriage.

Blair Pettrey November 19, 2015 at 8:53 am

Absolutely agree.

nitrat November 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

Have you considered that your commenting on blogs about your child’s personal life will give the ‘friends’ of your child a way to embarrass and demean her…for the rest of her life?
Have you considered you are abusing her privacy by coming to blogs to complain about your problems with her father?
If it’s on the internet, it never goes away.

Blair Pettrey November 19, 2015 at 10:35 am

I was trying to correct the misconception that he has not paid, however the first part of your equation is a very valid point.

Mom November 17, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Enforcing debt collection should NOT be a function of DSS. If I owe someone money and don’t pay it, law enforcement intervenes. Garnish my wages, ruin my credit report, seize my assets, put me in jail, in that order.

nitrat November 18, 2015 at 8:10 am

DSS doesn’t automatically become involved in every child support case.
It initially started out as a way to keep children off welfare and/or compensate DSS/taxpayers for welfare paid to support the child.
It evolved into DSS providing child support services to other parents who could not afford to hire lawyers on their own.
It’s not just about ‘debt’. It’s about the ongoing needs of a child and how they are provided as far as DSS is concerned.

Tazmaniac November 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm

“It’s interesting to know that people think debtor’s prison is/should be legal.”

Somehow I see a big difference between bringing a life in to the world with no intention of nurturing it and buying a new mustang and not wanting to pay for it anymore. I’ve heard every excuse in the as to why someone feels forced to be irresponsible.

nitrat November 19, 2015 at 10:24 am

You do realize it’s ‘Mom’ who thinks child support is a ‘debt’ and not me?
But, I still think the idea of a debtor’s prison is counterproductive to getting a debt paid. Or, child support.
And, I wish we could put something in the water to prevent procreation until the parties have a job and have passed a test to show they have good enough sense to be allowed to raise a child.

Roger November 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Teabaggers could care less!

Told you so November 18, 2015 at 7:28 am

Mayor John Techlenburg!!! ?

Elfego November 18, 2015 at 8:58 am

It all depends on where you live and who you are. If you are no good and willing to let the county keep you up after several times they will not come for you!

Sucks 2B U November 18, 2015 at 9:13 am

If you cheat on your spouse and divorce follows your actions, Man Up and pay the child support. Don’t abandon them, don’t leave your high-paying job to take money under the table, don’t spend up the kids college account or the family savings on your strange and then plead poverty. Stop blame-shifting your f-ups because you were an entitled coward. Man Up. There ARE consequences for your actions.

TARevolution November 18, 2015 at 9:20 am

Almost every Illegitimate father in the nation votes Democrat.

Why are the politician in the Democrat Party not DEMANDING the men in their party take RESPONSIBILITY for their helpless children?

You can get the message to them to vote multiple times, to feed your greed, and maintain your power…

Why can’t you TELL them to Take care of all their babies…???

Manray9 November 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

“And there’s no evidence that the punitive measures are working…”

South Carolina’s “go to” solution is always punitive. Funny how it so often doesn’t work.

N.K. Clark November 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Let’s break down this amount of arrearages allegedly owed by
parents and expose how the system is more beneficial to the government instead
of to the children. In 2014, South
Carolina reported that a total of $1,559,930,588 was owed in arrears while only
$353,261,197 was owed in current support.
This means that the $1,206,669,391 owed in remaining arrears is composed
of interest, late fees, court fees, penalties, court fines, etc. and will be
retained by the government as a form of reimbursement and not paid to the
children. Another factor to consider is
that South Carolina is supposed to pass-through and/or disregard some or all
support for purposes of fill-the-gap budgeting.
However, the state has not passed a single dollar through to families
receiving TANF benefits. Finally, the
state has reported $43,585,166 in undistributed child support collections
between 2010 and 2014. These parents do
not seem to be the ‘deadbeats’. The
government seems to have taken on that roll.
We need reform to the unconstitutional child support system in
America. Join the fight!

Deadbeat Brad November 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Pettrey vs BRAD ECKSTROM Circuit Court for Frederick County, MD scheduled 1/8/2016 at 9am

Hardright November 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm

As someone who NEVER missed a support payment they should be made to pay. However, the system for figuring support payments is not fair. The parent receiving the payment does not always use that money for the child as in my case, as I found out years later. Parents receiving the money are not made to work therefore when the computation is figured, they use minimum wage for them and us honest parents get raped because we are hard working and not just getting by. I wished the system would have allowed me to take the kids shopping for clothes, doctors visits etc and paying the bill right then versus giving the lazy parent the money to waste somewhere else!

nitrat November 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

Did the parent getting the child support keep a roof over their heads, the lights, water and heat on for the kids ?
Child support is not all about clothes and doctors.

Todd November 19, 2015 at 3:55 am

How about only people who get to decide whether or not the child gets aborted pay child support? No vote, no $$$.


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