January 25, 2012, - 4:45 pm
OUTRAGE: Alzheimer’s Stricken, Bankrupt Men Must Pay Alimony to Working Ex-Wives For Life – “Feminism”
This is really outrageous. And it’s something you’ll never hear in a State of the Union address. While Barack Obama, last night, was spouting BS about “equal pay for equal work” for women in the workplace–something they already get (and more) if they don’t take leave from work for children and a million other excuses–you’ll never hear him or even a Republican President tell the Congress that our nation’s alimony laws need to change, that they are unfair to men, to the point that a 72-year-old bed-ridden man with Alzheimer’s must continue to pay sizable alimony to a working woman to whom he hasn’t been married for almost two decades!
Aside from the fact that they look like (and/or are) butch lesbians and are just plain uuuuugly, feminists don’t want “equal” treatment, as they claim. They want special treatment. And while they claim they want the equal right to be miserable in the workplace–a setting they now dominate–they simply don’t want to be equal, working participants in society when it comes to the chance to mooch off a long-divorced ex-husband, instead. It’s time alimony laws caught up with our feminist-dominated culture. There is NO reason why a 72-year-old Alzheimer’s-stricken husband who can barely move is forced to continue to pay $25K per year to an ex-wife who is working. Yes, feminists like the recently-facelifted, always annoying Wendy Murphy continue to defend this crap. Read this, and it will disgust you, as it did me:
Michael Morgan only groans as his wife bathes his body, shaves his face and gently kisses his lips.
A retired physician diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 14 years ago, Morgan, 72, no longer walks or talks. His wife and full-time caregiver, Linda Morgan, makes sure he’s fed and clothed, and that $25,200 in annual alimony is handed over to his ex-wife, a college professor he divorced in 1997.
“What’s sad is that this man who can’t get out of bed is paying a woman who is working,” says Linda Morgan, 61, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Linda Morgan is part of a growing movement pushing for changes to alimony laws in several states. . . . In targeted states, alimony laws are decades old. They were written when divorce was rare, and when most women did not work outside the home and faced possible impoverishment after divorce. . . .
“There need to be limits to the duration of alimony and caps on the amount you pay,” says Tom Leustek, 53, president of New Jersey Alimony Reform. “You could be married at 25, divorced at 35 and spend the next 50 years paying alimony. There should be consistent treatment across the board where you can predict what’s going to happen based on law, not a judge’s arbitrary decision.” . . .
Linda Morgan says her husband has been paying alimony since he and his first wife separated in 1992. . . . From 2002 to 2006, as his Alzheimer’s worsened, he and his new wife went to court five times in attempts to lower or end the alimony, but judges have ruled that he must continue paying, court papers show. Judge James Thompson also has ordered Michael Morgan to pay attorney’s fees, citing the difference in income between him and his ex-wife.
Linda Morgan says they can make the payments, but if the alimony were suspended she could hire more help for her husband. Now, she has part-time aides that allow her to leave the house for a couple of hours a week.
Morgan’s ex-wife, Marilyn Morgan, declined to comment.
In Massachusetts, [Steve] Hitner started his group [Massachusetts Alimony Reform, which succeeded in getting Massachusetts to finally change alimony laws] after he was ordered to pay his ex-wife $45,000 a year in permanent alimony. When his printing business fell on hard times, he couldn’t afford the payments.
Hitner says he couldn’t convince judges that he needed a modification, even though he had filed for bankruptcy and is waiting to hear whether his house will go into foreclosure. . . .
Kevin Baker, 47, a contractor for the Navy in Suffolk, Va., has set up a Facebook page called Virginia Alimony Reform, exchanged e-mails with others paying alimony and contacted lawmakers in his state.
Baker was married for nine years and has been paying alimony, now $1,200 a month, for 12 years. He is bracing for a fight.
“A lot of the lawyers don’t want the laws changed,” he says. “It would take a whole lot of money from their pool.”
He’s exactly right. But this is also about feminists and feminism. They don’t really want true equality, which would mean that when they get divorced, they have to work and stand on their own two feet. They want it both ways.
And now these men are suffering. What is happening to Michael Morgan is outrageous.
Men should not be penalized because they were once married. If these laws are not reformed, they will only further discourage American men from getting married and having kids within wedlock, and the numbers of married Americans are in huge decline already, with the numbers of out-of-wedlock births soaring like never before.
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