What a mess. Idaho’s Legislature left town on Friday, but not before doing something dastardly.
In a 9-8 vote, a House panel made Idaho a haven for deadbeat parents.
Here’s what happened. The House Judiciary Committee voted down Senate bill 1067, which provides $16 million in federal funding for Idaho’s child support enforcement program.
Killing the bill jeopardizes $200 million of child support payments made to Idaho’s children, which puts kids at risk.
The Idaho Health and Welfare Director Richard Armstrong said:
“(T)his vote will make it nearly impossible for us to enforce child support like we should, so Idaho’s children are taken care of.”
Dave Oliveria of the The Spokesman-Review said:
“This is the most irresponsible vote that I’ve seen in my 33 years in Idaho.”
Sharia law. Agenda 21 and the New World Order.
I am not kidding.
The people who testified against the bill, including Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R-Cottonwood) of “Hindu is a false faith” fame, claimed that the federal money threatened Idaho’s sovereignty because it is supported by a multinational compact.
Of course, that’s absurd. Even fellow Republicans dismissed it as lunacy.
Rep. Luke Malek (R-Coeur d’Alene) explained that the bill specifically says that Idaho does not have enforce any laws that violate due process.
So now, Idaho’s children are at risk thanks the an imaginary boogeyman.