Families better served by quality education than tax breaks, school board member says

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  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Feb. 16, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    What's wrong with paying your fair share?

    What's wrong with holding people accountable for their choices?

    If you choose to have big families then you should pay for them. No free lunches. Be accountable folks, it's that simple!

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    People who didn't raise children benefit from the efforts of those who do/did. It takes a younger generation to pay into Social Security. Without a younger generation, once the older generation is no longer productive, who will do the work? Who will make the goods we all need to live, who will join the military to defend the country? Who will provide police protection? Without workers how will companies pay dividends that the older generation depends on in their retirement?

    It takes work, time and effort to raise children not just money. Even with tax breaks parents pay most of the needed money and put out most of the needed time and effort. Everyone benefits from these efforts.

    If this is to pass into law, then people who don't raise children should be asked to pay more taxes, so that they can help pay for all the benefits they get from 'other people's children'.

    Feb. 15, 2014 1:12 p.m.

    As a true fiscal conservative, I can think of no bigger hypocrisy than hearing the outcry from the "conservative" right on the SB118 issue. It is our right to have as many children as we want - as long as we can take care of them (food, shelter, education)ourselves. To whine about the removal of tax exemptions for more than two children is simply shirking one's responsibility.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 14, 2014 8:43 p.m.

    And to think!

    Our country had no income taxes till 1913!

    How did the industrial revolution ever happen?

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 14, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    Families better served by quality education than tax breaks...says the guy whose salary is paid with taxes.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 13, 2014 6:50 p.m.

    How many times are we fooled by the phrase "it's an investment for the future"? Let's raise taxes!

    It's like the same re-runs of a president using infrastructure as a reason to raise taxes.

    Are we a nation of fools?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 13, 2014 5:48 p.m.

    The State School Board is hardly an impartial observer on this issue.

    It is their policies which continue to drive up education costs.

    It is their empire which will be given more money confiscated from taxpsyers if the exemption limit passes.

    Why is it that it is always the hard working taxpayers are forced to make do with less money, and never a government run bureaucracy?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 13, 2014 5:23 p.m.

    What rubbish.

    If large amount of tax money equaled quality education, than we'd have the best educated people in the world, and we wouldn't vote in leaders who creates a seventeen trillion dollar debt.