I know you may say that is both a business and emotional contract between two (or more) people, but let’s face facts. Kings married off the prodigy
to other Kingdoms for centuries. It was an easy way of doing diplomacy, though that really didn’t work out to well for some did it?
Nowadays, people get married for benefits. Oh sure, there may be love involved, but does true love really require a ring and a legal document? I
don’t think so.
The main thing everyone seems to want is healthcare. But there are other drawbacks that ensue as well.
Look at the divorce attorneys who benefit from all the break ups. They make the divorcing couples life even more miserable. All for a quick buck.
I’ll even go further. Why should I as a business owner, and let’s say you work for me, have to pay for your family’s healthcare. They are not
employed by me…you are. Why do I have to pay the extra financial burden for healthcare?
I know the argument.
You attract better employees if you help offset health costs for their families. Good point.
But who is to say that maybe only offering the employee and only the employee healthcare, and at a better wage wouldn’t do the same thing?
I’m getting tired of all these “supposed” rights arguments. I don’t care if you are Gay, Straight, Monogamist, Polygamous or what have you.
Love each other...I'm ok with that. But stop pushing the crap down my throat. It doesn't taste good to me.
What about those who cannot find a mate…where are my rights?
What about all the people who do not have the education or are too lazy to find a decent job? One without healthcare, but yet pays a decent wage?
(Trust me, because that is where we are headed.)
Why, should I have to pay as a business owner for others healthcare when they are perfectly capable of handling it themselves?
Can someone answer me that?
And then we get into the tax breaks. What's up with that? What makes being married so special?
I know I didn't rant all that well, but I've been pondering it for quite some time. Needless to say, I am not a fan of marriage. But I am happy that
it does work for some.
edit on 27-3-2013 by TDawgRex because: Gotta get a beer.