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Published: Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

I do not care that people who have children get tax breaks. What bothers me, is most people in this state are hypocrites. They cry of socialism so much but when someone does not have children the government is taking more from them in order to pay for someone else's reduced tax liability.

Huntsville, UT

I hope you continue to think that having children benefits society when the entire planet is a wasteland, pillaged by the masses who were supposed to be stewards over everything instead of locusts.

Moab, UT

Good point. I have wondered if SS payments should be based on the posterity one has created, as it is a ponzi scheme that relies on an ever expanding base to survive.

Othello, WA

Finally a more commons sense reference to families and children and taxes, then the usual mindless, half-baked, self-centered rant we usually see on this site, about this subject. Of course we still have to put up with stupid, predictable, musings about lame theories of overpopulation and "damaging" resources. I happen to believe that the world population is very sustainable, even when we increase it by a factor of 5 or more. The problems arise, when societies, governments and organizations act in foolish, unsustainable ways.
I don't personally find any honor in paying extra taxes, by not taking available deductions, but you can do what you want. Families and singles with children are UNSELFISHLY dividing and sharing their income and resources with more people then families or singles without children. This is the basis for additional deductions, but I also agree tax code is written to influence our actions. The government is inefficient and overbearing. That is why conservatives, like myself, choose to limit taxes. We to seek to control wasteful spending, by limiting taxation!

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