Deadbeat dad of 23 gets a hand slap

. Wednesday, September 29


Meet Howard Veal. Now, Mr. Veal apparently vehemently follows Darwin in that he has fathered 23 children with 12 different women. Yes, spread the seed. Someone should get with this man and document his pick-up lines because they seem to work rather well.

Of all those children, 23 and counting, Veal has paid a grand total of $90 in child support. Nothing more. Ever. To date, he owes $533,000 in back child support with 14 additional child support cases pending. He is currently unemployed in Michigan, a state bursting with a 13% unemployment rate.

The punishment doled out by the courts: 23 to 48 months in jail with a price tag to taxpayers of roughly $30,000 a year.

You are the poster child for irresponsibility," Kent County Judge Dennis Leiber told Veal at a court hearing, according to The Grand Rapids Press. "You're an insult to every responsible father who sacrifices to provide for their children."

I’d say that this makes a darned good case for male birth control.

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