Thursday, January 09, 2014

Population Tax

I have this bright idea.. instead of income tax, we should have a population tax. Why? Simple. When we tax income, we are taking away from people who succeed. We are not taxing the use of our resources. But every child that is born taxes the resources of the country. And its time to start taxing them.

The thought was honestly a continuum of that post where a 2 year old child was out in the cold and adult women sitting near him were clad in shawls. These children are brought into the world so they can be free farm labor, free begging resources. Not to be loved, cherished, and nurtured, but to be used, abused and left to fend for themselves.

So methinks, in a country where female foetuses are killed bcs they will ask for dowry in some years, what is the fastest way to dissuage this practice which doesn't help anyone? And pat the answer came - start taxing them for producing more children, make it impossible to receive any govt benefits unless the child is registered, and you have a winner. nothing succeeds like money.



Saru Singhal said...

China doesn't give some tax benefits for having more than 1entertaining child. The line where you have written about lady in shawl n child in cold is very disturbing. Thought provoking!provoking,!!

Onkar said...

Absolutely true

Gentle Breeze said...

hey HDWK!
Nice one... except the part "When we tax income, we are taking away from people who succeed" My take is that tax burden is shared by all..who pay it out of choice or have tax deducted at source.. which may include not so successful folks as well.
Share your thoughts about the children!
There is an interesting link to what I read sometime ago about the China One Child Policy