William Thien

On Eliminating Deductions. Or, What’s a “Tax Surrogate?”

Posted on: October 22, 2012

One of the most interesting questions to me during the last presidential debate on 10/16 was the question posed by the woman asking about deductions. She prepped the questions to Romney with something about the fact that she is a mom or has children and based on that the rest of the country should support the fact that she has reproduced, as if everyone’s goal in this country is to see to it that the population grows way beyond what we as taxpayers can sustain merely because she can “reproduce” or due to some doctrinal directive from her church we should all support outlawing birth control.

Then she asked Candidate Romney about eliminating deductions because Romney said he was going to do that for the most wealthy taxpayers in certain circumstances. The woman wanted to know if Romney was going to eliminate the Child Care Tax Credit/Deduction, the College Tuition Tax Credit/Deduction, and two others?

It’s scary what deductions there are out there. No wonder this country is in such debt. It’s not just the cost of the wars, which are expensive. But there is all kinds of welfare hidden in the tax code, corporate welfare included.

Why should I have to pay for her to get a deduction on her taxes simply because she has reproduced? You know what they say, “If you can’t feed ’em, don’t breed ’em.” Why should I pay for her children to go to college? That’s not a national emergency or objective. I don’t know her. I probably will never know her or her family. I am sure she is a very nice person, but there is an assumption there, an expensive one, that says I should pay to raise her family. Because that’s where the money is coming from, people like me. And the problem is, now that those laws have been in the tax code for years, she expects it, whether it is fair to someone without children or not.

That’s not what this country is about. People that have no families are not “tax surrogates” here to support people who have families. What parasite created that type of tax law?

For more on this see my essay titled America’s Unfair Tax Code and The Brown Headed Cowbird dated Aug21, 2112. Then you will wonder why a platinum blonde asked the questions during the debate in the first place. Coincidence?

Copyright © William Thien 2012

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