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Columnist: Childless Americans Should Pay Higher Taxes
« on: April 06, 2014, 03:58:51 PM »
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A Slate.com columnist says that childless Americans should pay higher taxes.

“Who should pay more? Nonparents who earn more than the median household income, just a shade above $51,000. By shifting the tax burden from parents to nonparents, we will help give America’s children a better start in life, and we will help correct a simple injustice,” Reihan Salam said in an article on Slate.com.

Alison Howard, of Concerned Women for America, and Democratic strategist Zerlina Maxwell discussed the controversial topic this morning on "Fox and Friends."

Howard said the issue isn’t about shifting the tax burden but about lowering taxes for everyone. She questioned whether it’s really fair to punish and tax people who are not having children whether they choose not to or physically can’t.

“I’d like to remind [Salam], anyone is welcome to send in a check to the U.S. Treasury if they think they’re not paying enough taxes,” Howard said.

Maxwell said she believes that the U.S. should be taxing “the 1 percent” a bit higher to help children and families. She said the success of children and families helps everyone.

“That’s patriotic, that’s American,” Maxwell said.

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Re: Columnist: Childless Americans Should Pay Higher Taxes
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 04:25:52 PM »
Maxwell said she believes that the U.S. should be taxing “the 1 percent” a bit higher to help children and families. She said the success of children and families helps everyone.

“That’s patriotic, that’s American,” Maxwell said.

Two observations:  1) what is "a bit higher"?  Ask any Dem and they can't tell you when enough is enough.  And, 2) the success of the 99% depends on the 1% just as she claims that the success of children and families depends on everyone.  When the 1% are worse off, everyone is worse off.  Try to penalize them for being successful (like Obama has done) and guess what happens:  everyone else is worse off, too.  Obama's policies are a good, real-world example of this.
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Re: Columnist: Childless Americans Should Pay Higher Taxes
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 04:28:30 PM »
They are already condemned to pay higher taxes.  It's called Obamacare.
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Re: Columnist: Childless Americans Should Pay Higher Taxes
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 04:39:45 PM »
We already do that. It's called the child tax credit, the earned-income credit, the standard deduction, and countless other (and duplicitous, I might add) "tax credits" toward families with children.

If anybody wants to simplify the American tax code, they can start by consolidating all these overlapping tax credits.
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