indiv. rights/society rights/population

James Carucci (Carucci@SMTP.LMS.USACE.ARMY.MIL)
Wed, 14 Dec 1994 10:34:00 -0600

i have not read all the individual's rights vs. society's rights
posts with extremely close attention... and i missed mike lieber's
call to post ideas on population control [was that an open post?];
but now that bonnie blackwell has actually listed some ideas, and
we've crossed over from rhetoric to concrete ideas... NOW i'm

i hate gov't inconsistency. we recognize [in the western world] that
our populations cause more pollution, use more resources than
non-western, non-industrialized nations and regions. we also can see
that population growth in LDCs must be controlled... how can we
signal in a real, effectual way that the united states is trying to
do its part?

i suggest [and i have sent this via email to the whitehouse] that we
be allowed full deductions on income tax for only the first two
children. the third might be totally non-deductable, or could be
ductable at 50 percent, or some such formula. any family with more
than 2 children would not be allowed additional deductions.

what is this present proposal [contained within the idea for a middle
class tax cut] that we be give 500 dollars or so for every child??

why should our gov't subsidize large families?

[i'm from the IRS...oh, how nice; you have a BIG family... here's
your fertility bonus for your 8 kids...]