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Why Does the U.S. Pay People to Have Children ?
I understand your resentment. Some people do get ridiculous amounts of money. I had a friend who, a couple of years ago, got about 10,000 no kidding...
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Variable
That's an interesting response. But the argument can go both ways, can't it.
The people having kids are raising tax payers - you are not
The people having kids are producing more "burden" on the system; more kids to educate, more kids to go to the doctor, more kids to get sick. Maybe rather than paying them to have kids, society should be charging them an annual fee for the new burden on the system. Also, with the open borders immigration system, we get a million or more new potential "tax payers" without anyone having to birth a child.
The people having children have taken on responsibilities you have not.
That's their choice......no one is forcing them to procreate and it doesn't create an obligation upon society to compensate them for their having made that choice.
You realize that the population is aging and we need to replace those people. Who is going to take care of the people who never had any kids when they age?
Well, why ever in the world do you think we have the open borders immigration policy? When was the last time you saw an "American" doctor in a hospital? Nursing home? Emergency Care facility? Those are skilled jobs as likely as not to be filled by immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Cuba, or they are semi-skilled jobs filled by people from Central America and Mexico.
A better argument is why do people who can't afford children have them.
Because.........society hasn't figured out that just like you have to provide proof of financial responsibility to own and operate a motor vehicle, you should be required to provide proof of "financial responsibility" to bear a child.
I don't know the formula that the IRS uses but, it does seem skewed.
Two years ago we owed, it was our own fault, around 2800. Thought I was going to die!
What unearned income do you want taxed and at what rate?
Well, then you should be happy to know the government already taxes almost all unearned income.
In some cases this amounts to a double tax.