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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 04:12 PM
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92. But that fraud/abuse is directed towards the partner, not the government.
Edited on Fri Apr-10-09 04:13 PM by wickerwoman
Seriously, I would be thrilled if the government legalized state-sanctioned plural marriage. I could line up at least fifteen to twenty Chinese husbands and wives tomorrow at $10,000 a pop, I could net $150-200,000 in a year by filling out paperwork. That's just people I personally know who would jump at the opportunity. I'm sure they have friends and relatives and I could make 10-20x as much. But there's no way in hell that the government is going to do this because it would destroy the entire current immigration framework.

Likewise, I know a couple vets who would marry me so I could get their spousal benefits if I cut them in on part of it and I could go to college forever for free on the government dime. And so could everyone else. And since everyone in America could marry a single vet and go to college on his/her benefit scheme no one would be working or paying taxes. How long would society go on at that rate?

And, like I said above, I don't think it's a bad thing to force some of these larger partnerships into pairs for legal purposes since it's inherently dangerous to have a large number of people dependent on a single person for financial support, health care, citizenship, welfare, social security etc. If eight people want to get married, more power to them. They can arrange it anyway they want within their own home and religious community. But when they register for benefits they need to do it as four pairs of benefit-holders/dependents not as one benefit holder with seven dependents.
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