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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't think I ever suggested eliminating civil courts, I've just suggested ways of making things a lot simpler by making them more black-and-white. The current system is broken, it needs re-adjustment.
    It is very efficient as it is. What you are suggesting would not likely make anything "black and white" but rather many more shades of grey because you would have so many different situations pop up where people want the government to help them with no laws to streamline them.

    The current system is not "broken" at all. It works just fine, as far as the logistics go. It simply needs some tweaking with the fairness of it being available to more couples.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't believe a word the Congressional Budget Committee says, sorry.

    And yes, if you get a tax break whereas I don't, then you're getting it at my expense. I'm paying more taxes relative to my income than a married person. Thus, I'm subsidizing marriage, in a way.
    And some couples pay more. And many people get that same tax break for simply taking care of a family member, like I did when I was single.

    You aren't subsidizing marriage. If you think you are, prove it. Show the actual numbers and exactly how, taking into account every variable. Go for it. You made the claim, you back it up.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Well, what am I missing here.

    More work to do means there would need to be more people and resources allocated to do that work.

    That, and the sky is blue, and grass tends to be green.
    Great. Get back to us when you find something meaningful to support that.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Yes, get the government out of the marriage business completely. Marriage is a religious thing or social tradition if you will. The government should have no role in the affair at all.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Yes, get the government out of the marriage business completely. Marriage is a religious thing or social tradition if you will. The government should have no role in the affair at all.
    You don't have to be married by a government official if you don't want to. If you want only a religious service then get married in your church. No one is holding a gun to your head.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And some couples pay more. And many people get that same tax break for simply taking care of a family member, like I did when I was single.

    You aren't subsidizing marriage. If you think you are, prove it. Show the actual numbers and exactly how, taking into account every variable. Go for it. You made the claim, you back it up.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Great. Get back to us when you find something meaningful to support that.
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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    I'm not sure you understand what "subsidizing" means. A married couple getting a tax break is not equal to you subsidizing their marriage.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Well, see that's just the problem. Your personal "the sky is blue" comments in your personal life are what we call "unsubstantiated claims" on a debate forum. You can't pull a fact out of your butt just because it's convenient to your position. You claim that the government is burdened by work because of marriage. I've never heard of this being an issue so I'm going to need you to substantiate that claim.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm not sure you understand what "subsidizing" means. A married couple getting a tax break is not equal to you subsidizing their marriage.
    Let's say all the revenue the government needs to operate is a pizza. Every person puts in a little slice, and you end up with a whole pizza.

    Well, if someone is putting a little smaller slice in because they're married, that means someone else is going to have to put in a little bit more, so we end up with the whole pizza.

    Let me know if I need to slow down.

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