Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act


As
a senator, President Obama championed this bill, and he spoke of it often
during his 2008 campaign. To encourage responsible male behavior, the bill
provides for domestic violence prevention awareness, and it would increase
penalties for men who avoid paying child support, ensuring that the money from
such payments winds up in the hands of families rather than tied up in red
tape. Given its focus on male behavior and the family unit, the bill is an
interesting departure from others of its kind, but there is debate as to
whether or not its provisions would prove effective.

 

The
bill proposes to:

  • Provide grants for Healthy Family
    Partnerships, domestic violence prevention and treatment, and developing and
    implementing best practices in domestic violence prevention;
  • Eliminate
    separate "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)" program work
    participation rate for two-parent families;
  • Ban
    recovery of Medicaid costs for the birth of a child;
  • Improve
    collection and distribution of child support;
  • Provide
    grants to states to conduct demonstration projects to promote economic
    opportunity for low-income parents.

 

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Senate Version of the Bill:

 

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  • invalid-0

    I was very wary when I first signed the petition for the socalled support for pregnant women “and families” – because socalled progressives can NEVER seem to simply support women without loading yet another anvil onto men. Sure enough, it didn’t take but the next step to propose to “Increase penalties for men who avoid child support”…Why am I not in the least tiny bit surprised? “Increase education on Domestic Violence”? Ok, let’s do just that. Starting with the never-mainstreamed statistic that women beat their children far more than men. “Progressives” don’t like stats like this, tho, because they want men to stay nice and endarkened and stuck in the suicidal “you’re a man, you can take it” BS.

    Support? Support THIS, you creeps.

  • invalid-0

    Woodrow, What are you talking about? If a women decides to not kill the new person in her while not having the full support support of the father, why would you think that the baby’s father should at very least be responsible financially? The truth is that dudes should keep it in their pants till they are ready for a serious responsible relationship (a.k.a. marriage). The fact is that baby has 2 parents, its not cool that the guy should think he can be totally irresponsible.

    • invalid-0

      Yet woman dress like sluts and sex sells. Maybe man should only deal with woman in the mouth until they get married. Where is the national theme for that. “In the mouth till you get married.”

  • invalid-0

    Happy Father’s Day.

    Bill:
    “So are there examples of fathers in sacred writ that we can hold up as models?”

    Me:
    How about God/Us, the Father of Life on Earth, in our Human Image, in Genesis 1?

    God/Us Reproduced the Male Human as an Adult. Then Reproduced the Female Human Adult Clone, from the Male Rib. There were no Fathers, Mothers or Children.

    The Clones had Free Will, to stay Purebred, Innocent, Celibate, Virgins.

    Why did they ‘Fall’ to Heterosexual Birth of Children?
    Cain Killed Abel, and Generation Human Killing of Each Other began.

    Clone Humans did not have Commandments before Original Sin, to Honor their Father and Mother.

    Jesus taught Male Celibacy, with 2 New Commandments: Love God, and Love your Brothers/Sisters as Yourself.

    Jesus is our Example of, No Killing, and Celibate Peace Males. Who is following Jesus today? Monks and Nuns? Who did the Monks and Nuns follow before Jesus, another Man-made Celibate Male God?

    On Father’s Day 2009, How does this Human Killing Lifestyle, reflect Love of God, Jesus, Other Religious Gods, and Fathers/Mothers?

    Susan:
    “… it’s been such a relief to learn that it wasn’t GOD who said we have to hit and punish our children, to be parenting “God’s way.”

    Me:
    ‘God’/Our High Tech Clone Ancestors, do not say to hit and punish Children. They do not have Children. ‘God’ does say, Thou Shalt Not Kill’.

    So what does all the Hitting, Punishing, and Killing, of each other, ‘in the name of God’ mean?

    Religious and Myth Writings of Killer Gods, is not the Peace God that Colonized Earth with Equal Clone Helpmeets.

    Is it Time for Humans to Find Out about, Our Peace God and Jesus, before we blow up our Home Planet for Who? God the Father without Body Birth Children?

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