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    Re: How many children do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    How do you figure?
    Who pays more taxes? Marriage and children give you all sorts of tax benefits. I still pay for your public schools, I still pay my full share of the tax burden, even for those parks which are used well more by families than single people. Hell y'all even get breaks on your mortgage for being married; all that money has to be made up elsewhere and it is the single people who get to make it up. You can have enough kids to completely remove your federal tax liability. Sure, the first kid is expensive; but once you have one the next isn't nearly as so.

    Families have been living off the back of single folk for a long time now; not paying their fair share.

    So again, you're welcome.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Who pays more taxes? Marriage and children give you all sorts of tax benefits. I still pay for your public schools, I still pay my full share of the tax burden, even for those parks which are used well more by families than single people. Hell y'all even get breaks on your mortgage for being married; all that money has to be made up elsewhere and it is the single people who get to make it up. You can have enough kids to completely remove your federal tax liability. Sure, the first kid is expensive; but once you have one the next isn't nearly as so.

    Families have been living off the back of single folk for a long time now; not paying their fair share.

    So again, you're welcome.
    I was single folk once myself as was my wife, so i guess I paid for my own children and marriage benefits in advance. My welcome.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I was single folk once myself as was my wife, so i guess I paid for my own children and marriage benefits in advance. My welcome.
    It really depends. A lot of people don't really make the money they'll make early on; so it depends on when you got married and when you started having children. The earlier you do so, the more you've taken from others so that they can help raise your kids. Most people, for instance, won't have a mortgage until close to the time they would marry. So while you did pay more while you were single, is it really enough for the 18+ years other people pay for your kids and the lifetime of other benefits you'd get from your marriage? Maybe, maybe not. Depends on how early you got married.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I was single folk once myself as was my wife, so i guess I paid for my own children and marriage benefits in advance. My welcome.

    I paid taxs when single...I married had 6 kids, theyve been grown and on their own and ive been paying again for someone elses kids for 17 yrs and will continue till I take my last breath...

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    Re: How many children do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It really depends. A lot of people don't really make the money they'll make early on; so it depends on when you got married and when you started having children. The earlier you do so, the more you've taken from others so that they can help raise your kids. Most people, for instance, won't have a mortgage until close to the time they would marry. So while you did pay more while you were single, is it really enough for the 18+ years other people pay for your kids and the lifetime of other benefits you'd get from your marriage? Maybe, maybe not. Depends on how early you got married.
    Just because taxes are reduced for others, doesn't mean they are increased for you. It just means they are reduced for those people. Its not like they said "lets do a child tax credit, and make up for it my taxing childless parents more". Besides, having kids does that dastardly thing like keeping the country existing. In the long term view, its better for the government to encourage the nuclear family for the health of the republic and its future.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    I have no children that I am aware of.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    None yet, but my wife and I are trying for our first.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    I have two children that I am certain of.

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    Re: How many children do you have?

    I voted 4, but 4.3333333333333334 is more accurate.
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    Re: How many children do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Just because taxes are reduced for others, doesn't mean they are increased for you. It just means they are reduced for those people. Its not like they said "lets do a child tax credit, and make up for it my taxing childless parents more". Besides, having kids does that dastardly thing like keeping the country existing. In the long term view, its better for the government to encourage the nuclear family for the health of the republic and its future.
    But all those things have to be paid for. There's no such thing as a free lunch. The roads, the parks, the schools, etc. have to be paid for. If taxes are reduced for one person, then the taxes another pays has to make up the deficit. So instead of maybe more general funding of scientific research, you take some of my money which would have went to that, and put it towards parks or something else. Why do single people not get the same break on a mortgage? Why can families essentially reproduce their way out of federal tax liability? Everyone should pay their fair share.

    Now on the same accord, I actually don't have a problem with paying for public schools even though I don't use them. An educated populace is a necessity to a free state. However, at base your kids really aren't my problem and arguments can be made that I shouldn't have to pay for your kids. But in general, couples and families are subsidized in part from single people because we have to pick up the slack and that means maybe not having something else we could have if everyone paid the same. A little appreciation is all. Thank your single friends for paying higher tax rates than you do for all the stuff you can enjoy because of it.
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