@indigomoth - I agree with you, but I also think it can be more complicated than that. I think people should give as much as they can to their children. It is not a responsibility to take lightly.
But if you are unemployed, sometimes you can try as hard as you can and still not manage to get a job. Or to get a job which can support you properly, let alone some kids.
You never know what's going to happen to you in this world. Sometimes hard work and good intentions aren't enough, unfortunately.
I guess I think, though that the State should have to help out kids if they need it. That would give them more incentive to try and get the person who should be paying child support into a job too.