View Poll Results: People who produce life contribute more to society than those who don't

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Thread: All Things Being Equal

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Since this is a tongue-in-cheek fantasy type question, I'll go with supporting some 50%-60% of the population being sterilized before breeding age, and 90% of the rest being taxed extra instead of given tax deductions for having children, say, about 10 times the current personal deduction on the tax forms.

    The 10%ers already do much more for society than the 90%ers, so they should be tax exempt.
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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Ask CPWill and John Wollin. I'm in disagreement. Of course.
    Boop Im gonna get real with you. Wtf are you going on about. What is your end game? I KNOW you have kids. Are you trying to tell me that if you had to make a powerpoint presentation about your life that having children would not be a bulletpoint? I call bull****. You need to quit getting so defensive about stuff that you just make threads about the one thing you are so defensive about. I like you, and I think you are fan-****ing-tastic however enough is enough. My point still remains yeah there are quite a few ****ty parents but in my experience at least for every ****ty parent there are three fantastic ones, and statistically children and people grow up to be a contributing member of society.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Boop Im gonna get real with you. Wtf are you going on about. What is your end game? I KNOW you have kids. Are you trying to tell me that if you had to make a powerpoint presentation about your life that having children would not be a bulletpoint? I call bull****. You need to quit getting so defensive about stuff that you just make threads about the one thing you are so defensive about. I like you, and I think you are fan-****ing-tastic however enough is enough. My point still remains yeah there are quite a few ****ty parents but in my experience at least for every ****ty parent there are three fantastic ones, and statistically children and people grow up to be a contributing member of society.
    I have many, and when I say many I mean MANY friends who are childfree. My best friend being my prime example. She is an AMAZING woman, rendered no less amazing by the fact that she never gave birth.

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    I voted "other". I don't think providing more people is necessarily adding more value that someone who doesn't provide people. I know some people who never want to have children who add a lot of value to my life and have very positive impact on many people and their impact could have much more value for the human race than a couple children could have.

    I suppose it depends on how you define "value". That's a very ambiguous word that could really be defined in any way.

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I have many, and when I say many I mean MANY friends who are childfree. My best friend being my prime example. She is an AMAZING woman, rendered no less amazing by the fact that she never gave birth.
    That is great and fantastic Boop, but are you saying having children is not a bullet point in your life? What are her "bullet points"?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    False. More people does not automatically equal more value. Depends on how you raise them, depends on what you do instead if you don't have kids, and depends on what you value.

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    That is great and fantastic Boop, but are you saying having children is not a bullet point in your life? What are her "bullet points"?
    Her bullet points are too numerous to mention. They're also not mine to mention.

    My daughter is not a bullet point. She is the love of my life. Having her does not make me any better a person than my best friend.

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Without procreation there is no world, no life...

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Without procreation there is no world, no life...
    There is plenty of procreation, though. Not every person on the planet needs to parent.

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    Re: All Things Being Equal

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    False. More people does not automatically equal more value. Depends on how you raise them, depends on what you do instead if you don't have kids, and depends on what you value.
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