NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 15, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Atlanta, Georgia) Sarah Secondger's inability to get child support from estranged husband said typical of situation; details given. Related statistics outlined. [Health and Human Services Secretary Richard SCHWEIKER - notes amount paid by taxpayers annually.] Joint fed.-state child support program described; techniques used to track down parents discussed. Case of Brian L. Garner examined as illustrating use of IRS (Internal Revenue Service) computers; Reagan administration's proposal for denying tax refund to parents owing child support explained. [SCHWEIKER - comments.] [Former IRS (Internal Revenue Service) cnsl. Jerold COHEN - notes civil liberties issue.] Opposition to use of tax system for no-tax matters discussed. [COHEN - comments.] Idea of Atlanta-based organization mentioned. [Judge Charles WELTNER - calls for enforcement of law.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones