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I wanted to add my comments to the discussion of altering the United States tax code to give breaks to taxpayers without children as opposed to giving tax breaks to parents. Sucha tax structure is only appropriate if children are viewed as a liability to the community as opposed to an assest. I don't believe that is currenly the case in this country.
Current birth rate in America is less than the death rate. A reversal of our tax structure would likely be effective in broadening that gap as it has been in China.
Most Chinese families consist of a single child. The result is an entire generation of Chinese people with no siblings, no aunts, no uncles, no cousins. Also, because most Chinese couples want to have boys instead of girls, men out-number women in Chine 2 to 1. Chinese men often travel to Indonesia to find brides and bring them back to China.
France is currenlty suffering from the opposit problem. The gap between the birth rate and death death rate is so pronounced that they rely on immigration to maintain their population.
"Over"-population might be a "global" problem, but it is a problem very unevenly distributed around the globe. Americans consume more than their fair share of natural resources, but it is not because our population is out of control.
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