So what if every single tax deduction taken for each child in the U.S. was not permitted, or not taken, or not allowed to be taken? I'm not sure of what the dollar amount is per child....maybe $2,000 or so?? What if those deductions were actually not removed. What if that dollar amount was allowed to stand. Or, horrors!, what if parents were actually required to pay for each of their children simply for having them....for allowing them to consume space, air, water, food, etc., on this planet. Perhaps there could be a sliding scale. Families would be permitted to have one, or two, children without penalty -- but beyond that they would be required to actually dish out so many thousands of dollars each year for each of their children.
Consider what that would do to our tax base. Add to our bottom line instead of take away from it. I've never understood why we give tax deductions to children. When they are occupying space on this earth, they eat food from it, they crap on it, they yell and scream on it, they require so many resources from Mother Earth -- and yet they not only are not required to pay for all of that but they actually get to charge the U.S. Government for it. In essence, I am paying for it. And that doesn't sit well with me. Oh, I know, I know....there are million and one reasons for wanting to fund children, fund early childhood development and all of that. And I am well aware that the children of today are the leaders, educators, and adults of tomorrow (and that scares the living hell out of me, quite frankly.....).
I will never understand why a family of two parents and, oh say, four, five, six or even more children are permitted to pay tax on two people instead of six or eight or ten. I don't get it. They dirty the earth, they require so much in the way of products, toys, plastics, "things" made in China, giant double-wide strollers, fuel, petroleum products, and the like. And the parents have to have a giant minivan and pay for the gas to operate it. The hole just gets deeper the more I think about it. And the noise pollution level operates at such a higher level with yelling, screaming, crying. I hate noise and this just adds to my furor.
I have educator friends and teachers who disagree with me wholeheartedly on this. But I can take it. I just don't believe how a guy with no children should be required to fork over extra tax money each year to help take care of those who abuse and neglect the reasonable number of decent children in this world.....all the while the actual parents pay less. One of life's mysteries.