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To the editor:

There are two sides to every story. With all this talk about "deadbeat dads" and how they should be punished, has anyone stopped to consider why some of these fathers are not making the child support payments they have been ordered to pay?It is true, some fathers simply don't care. They are selfish and are more concerned with driving a fancy car than whether or not their children have shoes on their feet. But some fathers actually do not have the ability to pay the child support amounts they were ordered to pay.

There are children living in poverty because they do not receive child support payments, but there are also fathers who are forced to work two and three jobs in order to pay the child support and also support themselves.

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