Thread: Careless world.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by atinybug View Post
I'm curious how much tax benefits someone could get from having a bunch of kids. I thought kids cost a lot of money, to clothe, feed, take care of, etc. Do those low income families who have more kids for the tax breaks actually get more money than what the kid costs? Or do they just completely neglect the kid.
It's more complex than tax benefits. The Bush Tax Cuts ironically exempted more poor people from paying income taxes in part based on the # of kids they have.

The biggest factor IMHO is the benefits set up to encourage women to remain single and have children with multiple fathers, as long as they're ok living a modest lifestyle. I understand why the programs are structured like that from a sociological perspective, but it's also created a whole subculture that feeds on itself.
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