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Thread: Revisit - Tax Reform

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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I guess your accounting scenario was incomplete, then. I'd certainly consider an extra $100/mo important with more up the road in the form of further tax breaks as the child got older.
    If you think $100/month helps with the expenses relating raising a child, you must be childless...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If you think $100/month helps with the expenses relating raising a child, you must be childless...
    I have three grandsons.


    If you think $100/mo is peanuts then you must be rich. I had to worry about $100/mo until my daughter was almost out of high school.
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I have three grandsons.


    If you think $100/mo is peanuts then you must be rich. I had to worry about $100/mo until my daughter was almost out of high school.
    In the overall scheme of raising a child, yes, $100/month is chicken feed, and anyone who would base their decision on having a child based on it, shouldn't be breeding...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    In the overall scheme of raising a child, yes, $100/month is chicken feed, and anyone who would base their decision on having a child based on it, shouldn't be breeding...
    A proponent of eugenics! You should change your lean.
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    A proponent of eugenics!
    That's quite a leap your attempting to make. I'm sorry for you if that's all you took away from the post...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    In the overall scheme of raising a child, yes, $100/month is chicken feed, and anyone who would base their decision on having a child based on it, shouldn't be breeding...
    Good evening, AP.
    $100 isn't even two weeks of coffee and lunch at work anymore.
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No, you simply set the deduction for the individual. If that individual decides to marry and the spouse chooses not to work, it shouldn't matter. If one chooses to have 5 children versus one or none is a personal choice and should have no relation to tax policy. Do you really believe tax policy determines the number of children a couple decides to have?
    That's not going to happen. Well, speaking realistically none of it's likely to happen, but that's even less likely. We're not going to say as a country "Yeah, we don't care if you have kids, we don't care about the cost of raising them when factoring in your taxes". If the deduction was fixed and didn't scale to family size, it would be large enough to account for at least whatever the average number of kids people have is.
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If you think $100/month helps with the expenses relating raising a child, you must be childless...
    If you think $100/month doesn't matter, you've obviously never been poor.
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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Good evening, AP.
    $100 isn't even two weeks of coffee and lunch at work anymore.
    Good evening 2m. I'm not sure I would want to meet the person who would base their decision on bringing a child into the world for a $100/month government subsidy...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Revisit - Tax Reform

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    That's not going to happen. Well, speaking realistically none of it's likely to happen, but that's even less likely. We're not going to say as a country "Yeah, we don't care if you have kids, we don't care about the cost of raising them when factoring in your taxes". If the deduction was fixed and didn't scale to family size, it would be large enough to account for at least whatever the average number of kids people have is.
    Then you just want to keep the same convoluted system as is where the government decides what behaviors to reward and which to punish...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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