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Meldread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 03:59 PM
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63. Children's Education & Welfare Fund Tax
It's proven that a disincentive will discourage people from having children.

What we'd want to do is to discourage people from having more children, unless they REALLY want them. If they want children, then they need to accept the consequences and responsibilities. However, you can't just chase after people with a big stick, you need some honey too. Therefore here is my proposal.

There will be a tax on the parental income (both male and female) of any child born in the United States. This includes a child given up for adoption. This money will be placed into a fund that the government cannot touch. It belongs to the children. These funds go toward every child's education and other needs, and would ideally be enough to ensure that a child not only completes grade school but also is able to go to college. It will tax up to 8% of each parents income, scalable depending on the cost of covering the children in the system, with an additional 1% per additional child if the 8% mark is reached. Each parent will be sent a bill each month letting them know how much they owe to the Children's Education & Welfare Fund - this discourages them from having more children.

Those who choose NOT to have children will not pay this tax. Additionally, adoption will be made easier for families who want children. The tax will only apply to biological parents and not adoptive parents. Surgical procedures that sterilize adults (must be at least 21 to qualify) will be free and fully subsidized.

This is the best way to handle it within the United States. Those that wish to have children will have to learn to take the responsibilities along with it.
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