> From: Jay Bowden <email@example.com>.
> Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 2:11 PM
> Subject: One stat I know was a typo
> >>This concept of child support debt non-payment by choice is not
> >>supported by a report from the Government Accounting
> >>Office (Report: GAO/HRD-92-39FS, January 9, 1992). On
> >>page 19 of that report the following reasons were given
> >>for not receiving payments:
> >>Father not able to pay............66%
> >>Unable to locate father............5%
> >Oops! The 66% in that report was a TYPO (damn it!).
The GAO destroyed
> >those reports and revised it. The row in the table labeled
> >unable to
> >pay" should have been labeled "father refused to pay". I have
a copy of
> >letter from the GAO's Jane L. Ross which was faxed to me by Cathy
> >Pardee of GAO/HEHS (202) 512-7237 which refers to a David P. Bixler
> >(202) 512-7201. Call them to verify what I am saying.
> >stop using that 66% since there are plenty of other stats just as
> >that are not typos. I should probably scan this letter so
I can share
> >with folks who haven't heard this yet. Or I could mail you
a copy if
> >you like.
> >Keep up the good work, though!
> >- Jay